SER National Statement

Supreme Court Ruling

Our nation started out this week with something different for 2020 – good news.The Supreme Court has affirmed that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects the LGBTQ+ community. The ruling was written by one of the court’s most conservative judges and passed 6 to 3. Opposite sides of the political spectrum confirmed that yes, our current laws do indeed protect gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination including being fired, disciplined, or turned down from a job based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.

SER National celebrates this ruling based on humanity, justice and truth. Just what we need right now.

SER National’s vision is “to enable the Hispanic community and other underserved populations, to fully participate in the socio-economic mainstream, achieving equal access and parity in all aspects of American society.” We have been doing the work for decades because we believe that nothing is more valuable in the U.S. than its people – all of its people.

The lights have been turned up on the U.S., acknowledging the real landscape of inequity and injustice. But the harsh truth has driven diverse people with different perspectives to come together and say, this hatred and division and inequality is not who we want to be anymore. We will stand up for who have been maligned and unprotected so that we all have a place at the table.Something is happening.

Something is stirring in the minds and hearts of Americans from all walks of life. I believe there is still hope for our country to right our wrongs and truly embrace freedom for all. Let us rejoice in this landmark ruling finally bringing basic civil rights to our LGBTQ+ friends.

Let us celebrate and hold on to the hope it inspires. And let us stand alongside one another and do the hard work to bring more good news to 2020.

Ignacio Salazar
President and CEO
SER Job for Progress National, Inc.