The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the LGBTQ community, when it said employers cannot fire workers for being gay or transgender, said a BBC report.
Stating that to do so is an infringement of the country’s civil rights laws.
They specifically said that such an act is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Wherein, the law upholds all employees’ rights regardless of their sex as well as race, color, nationality and religion.
Their decision to protect gay and transgender people is another watershed moment for America.
The landmark ruling stemmed from three cases.
Gerald Bostock, a former child welfare services coordinator from Georgia, who joined a gay recreational softball team, his employer dismissed him for “conduct unbecoming of a county employee.”
Meanwhile, is Donald Zarda, a skydiving instructor who was dismissed after disclosing personal information to a client. A New York court ruled in favor of Zarda, but it was appealed.
While one funeral home employee decided to go to work “as my true self, (as) Aimee Australia Stephens.” After two weeks the business owner fired Stephens for insisting to work in women’s clothes.
As this develops, Governor Gavin Newsom stated today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States protecting LGBTQ employees from discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
“Nobody should ever have to fear losing their job simply because of who they are or whom they love. Today’s Supreme Court decision rights this injustice and brings the country in line with what has long been California law, ensuring that LGBTQ persons across our nation enjoy core civil rights legal protection at work,” he said.
“While the fight for equality continues, this ruling is a significant victory for the LGBTQ community, civil rights, and against discrimination,” he added.