Statement on 11-state lawsuit to retain pro-LGBTQ discrimination policies
Washington DC, May 26, 2016 — The National LGBTQ Task Force is condemning the legal action by 11 states to retain their pro-LGBTQ discrimination policies. The states face losing billions in federal funding if they continue to ignore federal law and allow discrimination against transgender students.
“This is yet another example of politicians opposed to equality squandering millions of dollars to defend pro-discrimination policies, instead of investing this money in their states. Indeed, the majority of the states involved in this action have high levels of poverty, homelessness, and unemployment — all but three refused the Medicaid expansion. While this suit might please their high-powered donors, sadly it does nothing to help the people in their states,” said Meghan Maury, Senior Policy Counsel, Criminal and Economic Justice Project Director
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