The United States Supreme Court today held that Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination against LGBTQ workers. In
Bostock v Clayton County, Georgia, Judge Neil Gorsuch, writing for a 6-3 majority, reasoned that a straightforward
application of the plain language of the Civil Rights Act prohibiting
discrimination because of sex permits gay and transgender employees to
sue employers who discriminate against them.
"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 undistiguishable
role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids."