Murkowski Commends Supreme Court Holding Which Protects LGBTQ Workers

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, also protects gay or transgender people from discrimination:

“People should not live in fear of being discriminated against or losing their job because of their LGBTQ status. I am pleased to see today’s Supreme Court holding that existing federal civil rights law protects individuals from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. This is long overdue, and is significant progress as we seek to protect and uphold the rights and equality of all Americans.”