Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Upholding the Fair Housing Act
For Immediate Release
June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – The Steering Committee of the Senate GLASS Caucus, the professional association for LGBT Senate staff and their allies, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on disparate impact:
“Earlier this year the Supreme Court considered whether the Fair Housing Act of 1968 permits certain lawsuits based on the discriminatory effect of housing policies, even if this discrimination was not overt or intended.
“Today, the Court ruled in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project that such claims to discrimination in housing policy, known as “disparate impact”, are in fact lawful.
“This decision helps ensure that LGBT people and families across the nation, especially those in communities of color, have fair and open access to affordable housing. The GLASS Caucus applauds this decision, and remains committed to raising awareness about issues that continue to affect the welfare and dignity of all LGBT people.”