Green Party of Pennsylvania Condemns a Petition by 16 States Urging SCOTUS to Allow LGBT Discrimination in Employment

The Green Party of Pennsylvania condemns the actions of 16 state attorneys general who last week filed a “Friend of the Court Brief,” petitioning the US Supreme Court to overturn the appeals court decision against a Michigan funeral home that fired a transgender employee for being transgender.  Included in the Green Party 10 Key Values are social justice, gender equity, and respect for diversity.

We at GPPA believe that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment discrimination based on sex, applies to people of any gender identity as well as any sexual orientation and must continue to be upheld. How people harmlessly express their gender or sexuality is of no rational relevance to their job performance and should be viewed much like their eye color as being irrelevant to employment decisions.


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