SCOTUS: Employers Cannot Fire Individuals for Being LGBTQ+

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    Zach GibsonThe Supreme Court ruled Monday that LGBTQ+ employees are protected under federal employment discrimination laws, making it illegal for employers to fire them based on their sexual orientation. “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII,” the Supreme Court ruled, with Justice Neil Gorsuch writing the 6-3 majority opinion.“Today, we must decide whether an employer can fire someone simply for being homosexual or transgender. The answer is clear. 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. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids,” the ruling states.Read more at The Daily Beast.

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