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SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES RECOGNIZES LGBTQ RIGHTS
On June 15, 2020, in the case Bostick v. Clayton County, the Supreme Court of the United States recognized for the first time the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination in employment. The Court reasoned that “it is impossible to discriminate against a person for being homosexual or transgender without discriminating against that individual based on sex.” Thus, the Court held that “[a]n employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.”
This case has rightly been celebrated in the LGBTQ community as now members of the LGBTQ community are afforded the same protections in the workplace as everyone else – nothing more, nothing less.