Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH)
June 15, 2020
Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ workers are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
“Millions of LGBTQ Americans still live in fear of losing their job because of who they are or who they love, so this decision is welcome news,” said Congressman Chris Pappas. “The Supreme Court confirmed that there must be equal justice under the law for LGBTQ Americans in the workplace. This decision gives our community dignity and legal recourse should our civil rights be violated.”
“There is more work to do, because equal must mean equal in all aspects of our society and economy. This decision further underscores the need to fight for full equality with the passage of the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, housing, credit, federal jury service, public accommodations, and the use of federal funds. Only then will we be able to truly say under law that everyone matters, that everyone can be themselves, and that no one should live in fear or be treated as a second-class citizen.”
Congressman Pappas is a co-sponsor of the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, housing, credit, federal jury service, public accommodations, and the use of federal funds. The Equality Act was introduced with 240 cosponsors and, according to recent polls, is overwhelmingly supported by the American people.