June 15, 2020, New York – In response to today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Aimee Stephens, the Center for Constitutional Rights, which submitted a brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of more than 45 grassroots LGBTQ+ rights organizations, issued the following statement:
The Supreme Court’s decision makes it clear that, despite the Trump administration’s wishes, discrimination against LGBTQ+ people is not state-sanctioned, it is prohibited by federal law.
The Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. Since 1966, the Center for Constitutional Rights has taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and governmental overreach. Learn more at ccrjustice.org.