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Rep. Heck on SCOTUS Decision in Bostock v. Clayton County

Jun 15, 2020
Press Release

An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.

OLYMPIA – Congressman Denny Heck released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Bostock v. Clayton:

“Until this morning, it was legal under federal law for an employer to fire an employee simply because of sexual orientation or gender identity. Today’s 6-3 Supreme Court decision did away with that injustice. Bostock v. Clayton County joins a list of landmark cases that have paved the way for a broader and more equitable recognition of civil rights in America. There remains a long and arduous road ahead of us toward true justice, but today’s ruling is a significant positive step for the LGBTQ+ community, and people everywhere have cause to celebrate.”