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Lee Carpenter Quoted in The Baltimore Banner on Legal Protections Available to LGBTQ Individuals

Professional Headshot of Attorney Lee CarpenterOffit Kurman Principal Lee Carpenter was quoted in The Baltimore Banner in the article written following the Supreme Court ruling on employer benefits and how it impacts the LGBTQ-plus community. He highlights how the legal protections available to LGBTQ individuals are “complicated and evolving. He highlights how the legal safeguards for LGBTQ individuals are intricate and constantly changing.

“While federal courts have upheld the rights of gay and lesbian employees from job discrimination, this state court ruling is a sobering reminder that these protections are not immune to challenges, particularly when claims of religious freedom are involved. The case underscores the ongoing tension between safeguarding civil rights and respecting religious beliefs, and it points to the need for continued vigilance in shaping our public policy to ensure equitable treatment for all members of the LGBTQ community.”

The full article can be read here.








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