WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI commended the Supreme Court of the United States 6-to-3 decision protecting workers in the federal workplace regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation:
“An inclusive and diverse workplace makes our communities and our companies stronger,” said Jason Oxman, ITI’s President and CEO. “This historic decision ensures that employees across the United States are protected by law from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. Our industry stands with our LGBTQ employees and partners to celebrate this significant milestone and continue the ongoing fight for equality, including urging the U.S. Senate to pass the Equality Act.
According to UCLA’s Williams Institute, approximately 1 million workers identify as transgender and 7.1 million workers are lesbian, gay and bisexual.