Today a divided Supreme Court ruled that the LGBTQ community is protected under a federal law banning sex discrimination in the workplace. In the 6-3 ruling, the Court states that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a landmark civil rights law, barring sex discrimination in the workplace applies to the LGBTQ community; saying “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law. 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.” The Court’s ruling will have a sweeping impact on federal civil rights laws barring sex discrimination in education, health care, housing, and financial credit.
Women Watch Afrika congratulates the LGBTQ community on this win!
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