Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision is historic for what it accomplished: it righted a wrong. It’s also momentous for what it represents. Empathy. Courage. Equality. Progress.
These are some of the very same qualities that give Levi Strauss & Co. purpose as a company. They fuel our drive to make a positive difference in the world and our desire to push the frontiers of possibility.
Throughout our history, we’ve been compelled to take a stand on the important issues of our time. We’ve been an advocate and an ally for our society’s marginalized groups — including the LGBT community — even when it wasn’t the easiest, or most popular, course.
For that reason, we’re proud to have played a small role in supporting today’s landmark ruling.
There remains much work to be done to eliminate discrimination and ensure equal rights for all, but for now, we pause and celebrate progress.