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Civil Rights Law Protects Gay and Transgender Workers, Supreme Court Rules

posted on June 15, 2020

The New York Times‘ Adam Liptak reports, “The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination, handing the movement for L.G.B.T. equality a stunning victory.” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion; he joined Chief Justice John Roberts in siding with the Court’s liberal justices. Liptak writes, “The case concerned Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars employment discrimination based on race, religion, national origin and sex. The question for the justices was whether that last prohibition — discrimination ‘because of sex’— applies to many millions of gay and transgender workers.”

Read at The New York Times