Supreme Court Rules Federal Discrimination Laws Protect LGBT


By a ruling of 6 to 3, the Supreme Court rules that federal employment discrimination laws PROTECT LGBT employees

This is an historic win for LGBT workplace rights. Discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Also, as pointed out on Twitter, this is the first SCOTUS majority Opinion to use the correct gender pronouns when referring to a trans litigant.

The decision said that employers cannot discriminate because of a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. State laws providing protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity remain in effect, but today's ruling extends similar protection for LGBT employees across the rest of the country.

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