ASHLAND, Ore. – The Supreme Court rules the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ+ people from job discrimination early Monday. Our local LGBTQ+ community is celebrating the victory, after a long battle fighting for equality.
While the fight isn’t over yet, so pride says the fact that this happened during pride month makes it that much more special.
The organization says no one should be discriminated at work for who they love or how they identify themselves.
“It gives me hope. The community is excited. I’ve spoken to a few friends and it’s like ‘Woohoo’. This is one, but we have a long way to go,” said Gina DuQuenne.
DuQuenne says the 6-3 Supreme Court vote has her looking forward to the future for the LGBTQ+ community.
NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university’s political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster’s Foundation.
Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]