Thursday, September 7, 2017

DNC CEO Jess O'Connell on Trump DOJ Filing Brief in Support of Anti-LGBTQ Plaintiff

Today, the Trump Justice Department filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court arguing that a baker in Colorado had the right to discriminate against a couple because of their sexual orientation. DNC CEO Jess O’Connell responded with the following statement:
“Discrimination is not a constitutional right. This case is just the latest attempt by the Trump administration to undermine our nation's progress toward LGBTQ equality. Over the past eight months, this administration has withdrawn federal protections for transgender students; they’ve argued in court that a landmark civil rights law doesn’t protect gay and lesbian people from discrimination in the workplace; they’ve issued an order banning transgender troops from serving in the military; and now, Trump’s DOJ is defending discrimination against LGBTQ couples at the Supreme Court.
“Democrats believe in equal justice for all Americans -- no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. We’ve come too far to let this administration trample on LGBTQ rights and drag our nation backwards. While Trump and Republicans try to divide us through discrimination, Democrats will continue to organize and fight for the full equality LGBTQ Americans deserve.”

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