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AARP Comments on SCOTUS Ruling, HHS Policy Change Concerning Protections for LGBT Americans

WASHINGTON—Today AARP released a statement from Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the federal health department’s rollback of key protections under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

“AARP is pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of protecting the rights of LGBT employees. By ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes sexual orientation and gender identity under its definition of ‘sex,’ millions of LGBT workers, including older LGBT workers, are covered by the safeguards against employment discrimination under federal law.

Read full statement here.

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