LGBTQ Rights: There’s a Lot More Work to Do

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It was as if the Red Sea parted on June 15 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that members of the LGBTQ community are protected against workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is infuriating that it has taken 56 years since the passage of Title VII to get to this point, but at least we are here now.

Celebrating Bostock at the Supreme Court on the night the case was decided in favor of LGBTQ employment rights. (Victoria Pickering / Flickr)

Until the Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, workers could legally be fired in 26 U.S. states for being gay, bisexual or transgender. The U.S. Supreme Court has finally acknowledged the obvious—that all of these categories fall within the scope of Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination “on the basis of sex.” And surprise of surprises, the decision was penned by…

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