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"We have much more to defend" Sen. Baldwin, Rep. Pocan respond to SCOTUS LGBTQ ruling

 Rep. Mark Pocan and Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Rep. Mark Pocan and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (NBC15)
Published: Jun. 15, 2020 at 12:46 PM CDT
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Two members of Wisconsin's Congressional delegation, both of whom are gay, each called Monday morning's Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ workers from employment discrimination a step forward toward equality.

Democrats Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Mark Pocan used the opportunity as well to urge the passage of the Equality Act. The bill, which passed the House last year, would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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, Baldwin's counterpart in the House, Rep. Mark Pocan, pointed to other parts of daily life where he is calling for more equity and directed his last line at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

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that a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court.

The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against LGBT workers.

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