House of Representatives

Dunnington Commends SCOTUS Decision, Pledges to Continue Fighting for Equality for All

6/15/2020 3:15:00 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, today released the following statement about the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision, which found that federal employment law that protects workers from being fired based on their identity applies to sexual orientation and gender identity. 

“Today, the Supreme Court affirmed a truth we already know: discrimination against the LGBTQ community is wrong, and it should be illegal,” Dunnington said. “All Oklahomans deserve the opportunity to build a better life regardless of who they are or who they love. That’s why I’ve filed legislation with similar protections every year I’ve been in office.

House Bill 2455, introduced in the 57th Oklahoma Legislature, expanded employment and housing protections for Oklahomans, including gender and sexuality. House Bill 1816, introduced in the 56th Legislature, did the same.

“Today was a step in the right direction. Our elected leaders must continue working toward an Oklahoma that is safe and equitable for all our citizens. Until that goal is reached, we will have work to do.”