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The Supreme Court just legalized LGBTQI+ discrimination — it’s time for Congress to step in
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The Supreme Court just legalized LGBTQI+ discrimination — it’s time for Congress to step in

J. Egler writes about nondiscrimination protections Congress can pursue for the LGBTQI+ community following the Supreme Court's ruling in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis.

The United States Supreme Court just told certain business owners that they have the right to discriminate against people they disagree with, based on the way they think, love and act.

This decision comes at a time when LGBTQI+ discrimination is on the rise throughout the country, in schools, healthcare institutions and workplaces. While it only applies to a narrow group of businesses, the Supreme Court’s decision in 303 Creative is a monumental step backwards in the fight for LGBTQI+ rights. In the face of this threat to progress, Congress must take action and pass greater anti-discrimination protections through the Equality Act.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Hill. Click here to view the full article.

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J. Egler

Former Policy Analyst

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