June 30th, 2023 — In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling in the case of 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, permitting discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, Citizen Action of New York issued the following statement:
“The Supreme Court has sided with bigots and ruled that discrimination against people who are LGBTQ+ is protected. This harmful ruling will have wide-reaching impact, affecting people’s access to housing, employment, and basic necessities—exactly what LGBTQ+ people faced before legal protections against discrimination were passed into law.
“It also tacitly co-signs the rising culture of violence against people based solely on who they are and who they love. This decision is deeply disturbing. We must do everything in our power to protect LGBTQ+ people, especially those living in areas where discrimination is the most prevalent.”