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MAYOR BRONIN JOINS 90+ MAYORS IN URGING SUPREME COURT TO AFFIRM CIVIL RIGHTS FOR LGBTQ+ AMERICANS

MAYOR BRONIN JOINS 90+ MAYORS IN URGING SUPREME COURT TO AFFIRM CIVIL RIGHTS FOR LGBTQ+ AMERICANS

 

HARTFORD, CONN (October 8, 2019) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin urged the United States Supreme Court to uphold civil rights protections for the LGBTQ+ community.  The Supreme Court is hearing three cases of LGBTQ+ employment discrimination, and its decisions will determine whether the LGBTQ+ community is protected under federal civil rights laws.  Mayor Bronin signed an amicus brief in support of the employees in all three cases along with more than 90 mayors who are part of Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination, a bipartisan coalition of municipal leaders.  According to CNN, the federal government will argue that “the law does not bar discrimination based on transgender status or sexual orientation.”

 

“The Supreme Court has a chance to say loudly and clearly that in America, who you love or how you identify should not affect your livelihood,” said Mayor Bronin.  “No one should be fearful of losing a job or be denied a promotion because of who they are.  As the Trump administration is shamefully arguing that civil rights do not apply to the LGTBQ+ community, I was proud to stand with more than ninety mayors to affirm that our nation’s civil rights laws apply to everybody.”

 

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