June 30, 2023

Our response to Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQIA+ protections

Kaiser Permanente addresses the Supreme Court decision on LGBTQIA+ protections and reaffirms our commitment to equity.

At Kaiser Permanente, we firmly believe that every individual, irrespective of their sexual orientation and identity, should have equal access to high-quality health care and live free from discrimination.

In recent years, our country has made meaningful progress in addressing discrimination and creating a more equitable society. We are concerned the Supreme Court's decision in 303 Creative v. Elenis legitimizes discrimination, could embolden attempts at other forms of discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people, and undermines America’s self-evident truth that all people are created equal.

As one of America’s largest health care organizations, we see every day the value of our country’s progress in the hearts, bodies, and minds of our members and patients. By turning back the clock on that progress, this decision opens the door to discrimination, which directly contributes to negative mental and physical health outcomes.

On behalf of our members, physicians, and employees, Kaiser Permanente will continue to stand against discrimination and proudly support the rights, health, and well-being of all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. We will continue to serve all those who trust us for their care as we will continue the pursuit of equity for all.