DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and DNC LGBTQ+ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis:
“Today, on the last day of Pride month, the conservative Supreme Court issued yet another radical and out of touch opinion that chips away at civil rights laws that protect all Americans, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and religion, from discrimination in public accommodations.
“Open to the public means open to the public. That includes everyone, including the LGBTQ+ community. While we are deeply concerned that this decision could invite further discrimination against LGBTQ+ Americans and pave the way for further eroding of civil rights law, we applaud President Biden for doubling down on his commitment to work with states and federal law enforcement to protect LGBTQ+ Americans.
“The Supreme Court’s decision comes as anti-LGBTQ+ groups have set their sights on rolling back LGBTQ+ rights in states across the country. This year alone, anti-freedom MAGA Republicans have introduced hundreds of bills with the sole purpose of rolling back the clock on LGBTQ+ rights in our country. But Democrats will not sit back quietly as these groups continue to wage war on the freedoms for LGBTQ+ Americans. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. We will continue standing shoulder to shoulder with the LGBTQ+ community as we fight for legislation like the Equality Act, which would enshrine civil rights and public accommodations protections for LGBTQ+ Americans in federal law.
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