The below statement can be attributed to John Knight, LGBTQ & HIV Advocacy Project Director, ACLU of Illinois:
"Today’s decision is a crucial victory for LGBTQ people – a group that continues to face widespread discrimination in the workplace and in many other aspects of our lives. We owe a huge debt for this win to the Black and Brown transgender women who been leading the fight against discrimination, as well as police brutality, for more than a half century. Our debt extends as well to the courage and unflagging determination of Aimee Stephens and Don Zarda. I only wish that Aimee and Don were here to see the victory for themselves.
The Supreme Court today ruled that employers cannot fire or otherwise discriminate against LGBTQ people in the workplace just because of who they are. But let’s not forget that still there is still work to do. We need Congress to put an end to other types of discrimination LGBTQ people continue to face, including discrimination in access to public accommodations, federal programs, and more. That's why we will continue to call on Congress to pass the Equality Act."