2020-06-16 17:29:08

Supreme Court Bars Workplace Discrimination Against LGBTQ People; Ruling May Be Transformative

In a historic 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, forbidding workplace discrimination on the basis of sex, applies to gay and transgender people.

The decision comes just days after the Trump administration reversed health protections for transgender people under the Affordable Care Act.

“This truly is a historic ruling,” says Chase Strangio, deputy director for transgender justice with the ACLU’s LGBTQ & HIV Project.

“This is going to have a transformative effect on federal civil rights laws in the context of housing, education and healthcare, as well as credit.”

Democracy Now! also speaks with journalist Imara Jones, creator of TransLash.

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