SCOTUS ruling a resounding victory for LGBT rights

Modesto Morganelli
Giugno 17, 2020

Maloney, who is the first openly gay congressman to represent NY state, made the comments during a softball interview on MSNBC in which he and the anchors were celebrating the Supreme Court's recent decision to expand workplace civil rights protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The justices decided that gay and transgender people are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex as well as race, colour, national origin and religion. Two conservative justices joined the court's four liberals in the decision: Neil Gorsuch, a 2017 Trump appointee who wrote the ruling, and Chief Justice John Roberts. I've read the decision.

The US Supreme Court delivered a landmark victory for the gay and transgender communities Monday when it ruled that employers can not discriminate against workers due to their sexual orientation. That's what it's all about. But they have so ruled.

"I am grateful for this victory to honour the legacy of Aimee, and to ensure people are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity", Stephens said in a statement.

"Our work is not over, because Title VII only applies to employers with 15 or more employees".

While the court is establishing a long history of decisions expanding gay rights, this is the first time it spoke directly about the legal protections for transgender individuals.

"We need to pass the Equality Act, which would make it illegal to discriminate against us in other areas, like housing, and credit, and public services", Isaacson said, citing areas covered by the 1989 MA law.

Biden was vice president when the court made its historic ruling in favour of same sex marriage in 2015.

"I think this is just one step in laying the groundwork, though, because it underscores given everything going on in our country today that we still have more work to do", he said.

During the hearing, Maloney said that religious liberty has been "distorted and twisted into a weapon to enable discrimination" by the Trump administration, specifically in reference to rules allowing faith-based adoption agencies to deny child placement into LGBTQ homes.

"In Wisconsin our non-discrimination laws protect sexual orientation but do not include the transgender community so we just continue being able to validate that there are protections for transgender people so they are able to maintain their jobs, get hired, be able to not be fired on the basis of how they identify", Strout says.

He added: "This decision is another step in our march towards equality for all". Today, we can go to work without the fear of being fired for who we are and who we love.

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