For Immediate Release
October 8, 2019
EMILY’s List Statement on the Supreme Court’s Division over LGBTQ Employment Discrimination
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Supreme Court listened to oral arguments in three cases addressing employment discrimination against gay and transgender people. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“EMILY’s List is a fervent defender of workers' rights and believes no one should face discrimination simply for being who they are. While Republicans are set on stripping away the rights of LGBTQ workers in each and every way, it’s crucial that we as a nation stand up for those under fire from the Trump Administration. We are proud to stand with our allies in the fight for civil rights and equality and hope the Supreme Court protects the rights of all Americans at work.”
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