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The Prince George’s County Council and the residents we
serve continue to fully embrace the strength of diversity in Prince George’s
County, and stands in solidarity with those celebrating two recent Supreme
A landmark decision on Monday, June 15th, supports
workplace diversity. The Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, LGBTQ workers are protected from job discrimination
based on sexual orientation or transgender status, upholding rulings from lower
courts that said sexual orientation discrimination was a form of sex
Additionally, a Supreme Court ruling on Thursday, June
18th, stops a Trump Administration plan that would have ended the Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program, protecting nearly three-quarters
of a million undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children
and commonly known as “Dreamers,” from deportation.
The ruling provides “Dreamers” with another chance at the
American Dream, and Congress another opportunity to consider immigration
legislation that would provide DACA recipients a viable path to citizenship or
legal permanent residency.
Our LGBTQ and immigrant communities make up an integral
part of the vibrant fabric of our country and Prince George’s County, and
contribute greatly to our collective community story. The Council
celebrates the Supreme Court decisions protecting their rights.