NJHSA Statement Supporting Landmark SCOTUS Decision Supporting Workplace Equality for LGBTQ+

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June 15, 2020

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies applauds today’s landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States affirming that sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination are prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Today’s 6-3 decision is a clear victory for LGBTQ+ equality and ensures protection against employment discrimination. This much needed victory, coming at the same time as the continuing scourge of COVID-19 and racial injustice, brings to light the need to return to the founding values of this country, as a nation committed to ensuring freedom and basic rights for all.

As a Network of human service provider agencies, bound by Jewish traditions to seek justice for all, today’s decision strengthens our resolve to continue the work we do each day; to reduce barriers for those who struggle with access to meaningful employment and to help all to achieve a lasting degree of self-sustainability for themselves and their families.