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Pocan Praises LGBTQ+ SCOTUS Decision—More to Be Done

Jun 15, 2020
Press Release

MADISON, WI— “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a necessary step forward for a nation that continues to fail to protect the LGBTQ community under a bigoted and prejudiced Trump administration. On the heels of recent murders of Black trans women—Riah Milton and Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells—and the Trump’s administration decision to legalize healthcare discrimination against LGBTQ people, this ruling is monumental progress to protect the rights of LGBTQ people nationwide.

“We’re now protected from discrimination at our jobs, but we have much left to defend. From housing to healthcare, we need equity in all areas of American life. The House passed the Equality Act over a year ago, but the Senate has refused to affirm the rights of LGBTQ people in this country. I hope today’s Supreme Court decision encourages the Senate Majority Leader to do his job for once and pass legislation that could make LGBTQ equality the law of the land.”

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