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SAN ANTONIO – A local equality group called Monday’s Supreme Court decision against LBGTQ+ discrimination in the workplace a step in the right direction.

“I think this is a step forward,” said Equality Texas CEO Ricardo Martínez, referring to the 6-3 Supreme Court vote, which ruled that a 1964 civil court decision barring workplace discrimination for various reasons, including race and gender, must also extend to sexual orientation.

Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers protected by lawMany say the ruling offers unprecedented protection to members of the LGBTQ+ community nationwide.

And days ago, the Department of Health and Human Services rolled back transgender health care protections put in place while former President Barack Obama was in office.

Equality Texas, along with its coalition partners, is working on trying to pass a comprehensive nondiscrimination law that protects LGBTQ+ people in currently unprotected areas.

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