(Washington, DC, June 25, 2015)—This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Affordable Care Act permits subsidies to be provided to persons in the 34 states that refused to set up their own exchanges. In a separate decision, the Court also ruled that disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. 

Statement form National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell:

“We are elated that the U.S. Supreme court protected health insurance for millions and reinforced the importance of rooting out discrimination in housing.  These two rulings reaffirm the most basic principles of equality, access, and fair dealing.”