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Colorado Petroleum Council Applauds Attorney General Phil Weiser Joining 21 Attorneys General to Fight Job Discrimination Against LGBTQ Americans


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CPC Executive Director Lynn Granger pledges full support of Weiser and colleagues across nation

 

DENVER, July 3, 2019 – Today, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser joined 21 of his colleagues across the nation in submitting an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, calling for a ban on job discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.

In a statement, Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Lynn Granger offered her full support of General Weiser’s leadership in fighting to ensure these crucial protections:

“The natural gas and oil industry is thrilled to see Attorney General Weiser take decisive and meaningful action on behalf of Colorado and America’s LGBTQ community. We are a steadfast ally and advocate of LGBTQ Coloradans, and we are humbled to play a small but meaningful role in the continued effort toward full inclusion and equality for all.

“The Colorado Petroleum Council was honored to join forces with One Colorado and the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce to sponsor and celebrate Pride last month, but we are committed to making it an everyday, year-round endeavor. We welcome every opportunity to partner with our LGBTQ allies, and we will continue to support all legislative and legal actions that put Colorado – and America – every step closer to justice for all. We applaud Attorney General Weiser for taking a leadership role on behalf of our state, and couldn’t be prouder to support his office’s efforts on behalf of LGBTQ Coloradans.”

The Colorado Petroleum Council is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In its first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.