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Supreme Court rules it is illegal to discriminate against LGBT people

Posted at 9:15 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 17:24:05-04

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it is illegal to discriminate against LGBT people in hiring, multiple sources are reporting.

Here are some of the tweets:

A little closer to home, Governor John Bel Edwards released a statement on the ruling from the US Supreme Court.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling confirms what we have long known: prejudice and discrimination on any basis, including sexual orientation and gender identity, are not Louisiana values and should never be tolerated,” Gov. Edwards said. “When I issued the non-discrimination executive order in 2016, I knew that we were on the right side of history, and today’s historic decision affirms that belief. Sex-based discrimination has no place in our great state, much less in places of employment. Louisiana’s diversity of people and ideas makes us stronger and better. Every citizen deserves the opportunity to be successful and thrive.”