“LGBTQ Americans deserve a government, and a Justice Department, that stands for civil rights protections, not one that tries to undermine and weaken them.”
For Immediate Release—July 27, 2017
NEW YORK — Rev. Stan J. Sloan, CEO of Family Equality Council, released the following statement in response to an amicus brief filed by the Department of Justice in a case before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation:
“In the second attack in one day from the Trump administration on LGBTQ rights, Attorney General Sessions’ Justice Department filed a legal brief yesterday arguing that the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Sessions’ brief directly contradicts recent federal court decisions and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance that recognizes these protections. LGBTQ Americans deserve a government, and a Justice Department, that stands for civil rights protections, not one that tries to undermine and weaken them.”
About Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in this country today and their six million children of all ages. We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated — including families with parents who are LGBTQ. We are a community of parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren and unattached youth that reaches across this country. For almost forty years we have raised our children and raised our voices toward fairness for all families. As we look to the next chapter of our work, we are also focused on LGBTQ youth needing families and the two million LGBTQ adults waiting to foster or adopt in our country.