FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller has the following statement on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that the 1964 civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment:
“As our country struggles with multiple crises, we are greatly heartened by a ruling that is an important step forward for fairness and equality in America. But as joyful as this news is, we have more work to do, especially in Texas. While this ruling means people can no longer be fired from their jobs or treated differently from their co-workers simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, no statewide Texas or federal law protects LGBT people from being refused service by businesses and even public institutions simply because of who they are or whom they love. Even worse, Texas lawmakers each session seek to justify such discrimination on religious grounds. Next year lawmakers must firmly reject such efforts and finally pass legislation that fully protects LGBT Texans from discrimination.”
The Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization building an informed and effective movement for equality and social justice.