In The New York Times today, Ken Mehlman discussed why support of gay rights is support of freedom, a guiding principle of Conservative politics. His words follow a host of nearly 50 friend-of-the-court briefs signed and submitted to the Supreme Court by members of Congress, women’s rights groups, and businesses in three pending cases involving L.G.B.T.Q. rights.

Mehlman writes:

The cases, which the court is likely to take up next session, consider whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on sex, prohibits discrimination against L.G.B.T.Q. people. The signers reflect what a broad cross section of Americans overwhelmingly believe: Such discrimination is wrong.

…basic protections against job discrimination are fundamental to core American values of fairness.

Read the full article in The New York Times here:

Opinion | Why Gay Rights Is a Republican Value