Freedom for All Americans Statement on EEOC Employment Discrimination RulingJuly 16, 2015 • 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a ruling finding that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Freedom for All Americans campaign manager Matt McTighe issued the following statement:
“This EEOC ruling affirms what so many Americans already know to be true: discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace is wrong. This highlights the clear need for a comprehensive, federal nondiscrimination bill that thoroughly addresses discrimination LGBT people face in all aspects of their lives, in and beyond the workplace – including housing, public accommodations, education and finance.
“Only through comprehensive federal legislation can we ensure uniform nondiscrimination protections apply to all LGBT people, without question. Comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people are strongly supported by Americans from all walks of life. We’ll continue working to ensure our laws at the municipal, state and federal level recognize that LGBT Americans deserve to live free from the fear of discrimination.”
Freedom for All Americans is the bipartisan campaign dedicated to ensuring every gay and transgender American is fully protected from discrimination under the law, no matter where they live. Our work brings together Republicans and Democrats, businesses big and small, people of faith, and allies from all walks of life to make the case for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that ensure everyone is treated fairly and equally.