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Rep. Demings Praises SCOTUS’ LGBTQ+ Decision

June 16, 2020
Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Demings said the following after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sex discrimination employment laws apply to LGBTQ+ Americans:

Said Rep. Demings, “It’s hard to believe that we’re still debating whether discrimination is wrong. The most fundamental freedom is to be who you are, and to exist without fear of prejudice and harm based on your identity. This long-overdue ruling is a declaration of justice for people across America who have illegally lost their jobs or been passed over due to their sexual and gender identities.

“However, the struggle continues. Many people don’t know it, but there is currently no federal law to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ+ in housing, financial industries and education. We passed The Equality Act last year, but Senator Mitch McConnell blocked a vote and trapped millions of Americans in continuing cycles of bigotry. The public should demand justice and equality.

“As we continue to fight for a free and fair society for all, I extend my deepest thanks to the advocates who have struggled on the behalf of millions of Americans. Rest in peace Aimee Stephens and Donald Zarda—countless people will be safer and freer because you won.”