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Workers Can’t Be Fired for LGBT Status, U.S. Supreme Court Says

  • Roberts, Gorsuch join high court’s liberals in 6-3 majority
  • Decision gives millions of LGBT people new civil rights
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Supreme Court Shields LGBT Workers From On-Job Bias in Landmark Decision
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A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal law protects gay and transgender workers from job discrimination in a watershed decision that gives millions of LGBT people in dozens of states civil rights they had sought for decades.

Justice Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in a 6-3 majority Monday, interpreting the longstanding federal ban on sex discrimination in the workplace to cover sexual orientation and gender identity.