Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce applauds SCOTUS gay rights ruling

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce applauds SCOTUS gay rights ruling
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PITTSBURGH — The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, has voiced its support on the Supreme Court’s decision to protect gay and transgender workers under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

According to a press release from the chamber's president, Matt Smith, said the decision is one that the chamber has long supported but added that more must be done for LGBT+ rights.

“We have long advocated for protection for our gay and transgender neighbors because it is both the right thing to do and because businesses and talent want to be in places where diversity is celebrated and welcome,” Smith said in the release. “There is more work to be done – and we encourage the state legislature to enshrine in Pennsylvania law what the Court’s decision made the law of the land – namely, that an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.”

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