NEW ORLEANS - Today, Councilmember-At-Large Helena Moreno issued the following statement reacting to the Supreme Court's decision in Bostock v. Clayton County:
"This decision is a clarifying and historic turn towards justice for all Americans. By extending bedrock workplace protections to LBGTQ+ Americans, the Court's 6-3 majority has codified what we all know to be true: that all are created equal and deserve equal justice under the law.
The decision is also a reminder that our nation still has so far to go. Historical bias, racism, and inequality will not fall by the wayside because of a court decision. Black Americans are acutely aware of the limit of legal change - it can only take us as a nation part of the way. Freedom means not only changing laws, practices and policy, but also hearts and minds. What we know is right may now be law. However, the hard work of challenging, confronting and changing the oppressive system that sustains this and so many other injustices has only just begun. New Orleans welcomes this historic step as confirmation of our devotion to system and society that is free of bias and accountable to all."
Chief of Staff
Office of Councilmember-at-Large Helena Moreno