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Supreme Court Says Federal Law Protects LGBTQ Workers From Discrimination

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Neighbors, looks like 45 needs to stop coming for the LGBTQ community since the Supreme Court just ruled on Monday that federal civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination.

According to CNN, 45’s administration had argued Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that bars discrimination based on sex did not extend to claims of gender identity and sexual orientation. 45’s administration had changed course from the Obama administration, which supported LGBTQ workers in their discrimination claims under Title VII.

The court ended up deciding by a 6-3 vote that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against LGBTQ workers.

“An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the court.

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