The Office of the President
June 16, 2020

In an historic ruling earlier this week, the Supreme Court, by a vote of 6 to 3, confirmed that the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.  We celebrate this decision as a profound victory for the country and especially for members of the LGBTQ community, moving the United States closer to the ideals of equality and justice for all.  It holds that discrimination by an employer because of a person's sexual orientation and transgender status is illegal.

As Governor Cuomo stated, “The Supreme Court has made history, affirming what we've long known in New York: that all Americans, including LGBTQ people, must be protected from discrimination in the workplace.”

The Supreme Court, in BOSTOCK v. CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA, has made a clear affirmation of every person's value and worthiness of equal protection in employment– and marks a long overdue moment to further the expression of our revered national beliefs.  It is fitting that this ruling comes as we recognize and celebrate Pride Month throughout June.

Deborah F. Stanley

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