Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after the Department of Justice filed court papers arguing that federal civil rights law does not protect LGBTQ employees from discrimination in the workplace. You can watch video here of Gillibrand forcefully speaking out against this issue on national television earlier today.
“President Trump’s brazen attacks on the civil rights of Americans at the ballot box, in the military, and now in the workplace are dangerous and contrary to the values our country was founded upon. We will not allow the President to drag us back in time and roll back the civil rights of LGBTQ workers solely based on their sexual orientation without a fight. These craven attacks on basic rights are contemptible and cannot stand.”