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In Landmark Case, Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ Workers Are Protected From Job Discrimination

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Jun 23, 2020

The Supreme Court ruled last week that existing federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status, a major victory for advocates of gay rights and for the nascent transgender rights movement — and a surprising one from an increasingly conservative court.

By a vote of 6-3, the court said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate because of a person's sex, among other factors, also covers sexual orientation and transgender status. It upheld rulings from lower courts that said sexual orientation discrimination was a form of sex discrimination.

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Selected excerpt(s) courtesy of Pete Williams, NBC News.  Photo courtesy of The Atlantic.