Engel Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Bostock vs. Clayton County Case

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Congressman Eliot Engel is the U.S. Representative for New York’s Congressional District 16.

THE BRONX, NY — June 15, 2020 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in the Bostock vs. Clayton County case today. The Bostock case now affirms the definition of “sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to prohibit an individual from being fired from their job because of their sexual orientation or gender identity:

“This is truly a landmark decision by the Supreme Court, and so fitting that it comes during Pride Month. We’ve certainly come a long way since I was one of only 67 House Members to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, but we still have a ways to go. With job protections finally extended to the LGBTQ+ community, the fear many people felt of being fired for who they are or love is lifted. However, the LGBTQ+ community can still face discrimination with regard to education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing and public accommodations. We must enact the Equality Act to ensure all of those protections are provided, and that continues to fall on Senator McConnell and the Senate.”

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SOURCE: Bryant Daniels | Communications & Deputy District Director | Congressman Eliot L. Engel

 

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  1. In 2018 Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:

    “I’m deeply disappointed by the Senate’s vote today to confirm a man with so many red flags to our highest court. Brett Kavanaugh holds some dangerously conservative views, and the terrible damage he will do to women’s rights, workers’ rights, and civil rights as a Supreme Court Justice cannot be understated.”

    Engel-What a Jerk!

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