Today is another victory for the LGBQT community!
According to the UCLA’s William Institute, the LGBTQ community is made up of about 1 million workers, so this ruling is a major step to the civil rights of gay and transgender individuals. The vote was 6-3 and was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and the court’s four liberal justices. The ruling covered two sets of cases that included the firing of gay men and second case of a transgender woman. The court also reviewed the common understanding of sex discrimination, which did not previously include discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, in the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
We are thrilled to celebrate another significant win with the LGBQT community, and especially pleased that this decision has come down during Pride month!