Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney on SCOTUS ruling: “A victory for all LGBTQ+ Montanans”

MONTANA—Today Democratic candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor, Mike Cooney and Casey Schreiner released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.

Today’s ruling is a victory for all LGBTQ+ Montanans and another step towards equality and justice for all,” said Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Casey Schreiner. “No Montanan should fear discrimination or be fired because of who they are or whom they love. During Pride month, this is a moment in history we can indeed be proud of.”

In 2008 as President of the Montana State Senate, Mike Cooney supported workplace discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ Montanans and has opposed any anti-LGBTQ+ legislation that would discriminate against or deny protection based on sexual orientation or gender identity. As Governor, Mike Cooney will work with the legislature and the courts to ensure that Montanans of all identities and orientations are protected under the full extent of the law.