CNN: Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination
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It's 2020, and up until this point members of the LGBTQ community could be legally discriminated in the workplace. In a momentous 6-3 decision by the Supreme Court, workplace protections are now extended LGBTQ Americans.
The landmark ruling will extend protections to millions of workers nationwide and is a defeat for the Trump administration, which argued that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that bars discrimination based on sex did not extend to claims of gender identity and sexual orientation.
"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," Gorsuch wrote.
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