Wednesday June 17, 2020

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Background: On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that members of the LGBT community were protected under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In other words, they can’t be fired for being gay, bi or trans. Justice Gorsuch, of all people, wrote the decision and was slammed by textualists, who claim that the writers of the Act didn't have anyone from the LGBT community in mind when they wrote it. Gorsuch went with a straightforward interpretaton of the meaning of “sex”:“It is impossible to discriminate against a person for being homosexual or transgender without discriminating against that individual based on sex.”

Posted at 11:39 AM on Wednesday June 17, 2020 in category Law  
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