WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement Monday in response to the Supreme Court ruling Bostock v. Clayton County.
“Today’s landmark decision in the Supreme Court further reinforces the fact that individuals should not be fired for simply being who they are or whoever they love. Protections against workplace discrimination are finally the law of the land nationwide. It has been unconscionable that such activities were still lawful in more than half the states. Congress must build on this important legal foundation with passage of the Equality Act, ensuring equality for LGBTQ Americans in public accommodations and housing, education, federal funding, credit and the jury system. I’m proud to be an original cosponsor of S. 788 and will continue to push for full, legal equality based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”