For Immediate Release
Contact: Natalia Pérez Santos

AFSCME Praises SCOTUS Decision on LGBTQ Worker Rights

AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement praising the Supreme Court’s ruling to extend protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to millions of LGBTQ workers. AFSCME was a party to an AFL-CIO amicus brief expressing unified support within the labor movement to extend Title VII protections to LGBTQ workers:

“The labor movement has long fought for equality and justice for all workers, including members of the LGBTQ community. Today’s landmark Supreme Court victory is long overdue, and a significant step toward achieving the protections and respect that all workers deserve. No worker should ever be discriminated against because of who they are or the person they love.”