Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination

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I can’t believe Gorsuch, a Trump appointee, not only voted in the majority but wrote the majority opinion.


So they get to be people like the rest of us?


Beat me by ten minutes! Anyways, here’s a summary of what happened: It was a 6v3 decision, with Neil Gorsuch, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. This case is different from similar ones that reached the court in that it’s based on interpretation of the statute, rather than on precedent. The Trump administration argued that the law is meant exclusively for protections against sex descrimination, meaning a cisgender woman mistreated for being a woman would be protected but a transwoman mistreated for being a woman would not. The majority of the SC decided that the language also applied to LGBTQ individuals. EDIT: I mistakenly thought that this was the NYT article, so this summary was based on their reporting. Given the facts of the case I don’t think there’s much variation between the base facts of the articles.


Although of course if you’re employer was prejudiced and ever wanted to remove you after finding out about you’re sexuality, they’d simply find another excuse and/or make life hard for you until you quit.


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