United States: Supreme Court strengthens rights of Gays and lesbians

The Supreme court of the United States has extended a historic civil rights law to lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. With a six to three vote, the court

United States: Supreme Court strengthens rights of Gays and lesbians

The Supreme court of the United States has extended a historic civil rights law to lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. With a six to three vote, the court ruled on Monday that an important clause of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also protects against prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. The clause with the name, Title VII prohibits workplace discrimination on grounds of sex.

The Supreme Court is currently dominated conservative whose Supreme court justices, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and Clarence Thomas were against the decision. The ruling is a victory for the rights of lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. The democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden welcomed the judge's decision as "a further step on our March to equality for all".

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The decision is not likely to have a major impact for about 8.1 million workers in the United States, because most States protect you from discrimination in the workplace. LGBTQ is the acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, Transgender and queer. According to the Williams Institute at the law school of the University of California, Los Angeles are an estimated 11.3 million LGBTQ members in the country.

The actions, which the court considered, were the first in connection with Rights of lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender since the beginning of the retirement of Supreme court justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy was a champion of gay rights. He is the author of the historic judgment of 2015, which legalized gay marriage legal in the United States. Kennedy's successor, Kavanaugh, nominated by President Donald Trump, is generally regarded as a conservative. The lawsuits concerned two Gay men and a transsexual woman who had complained about discrimination in the workplace, after they had been dismissed.

Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 04:19

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