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Supreme Court rules Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Workers protected under Title VII of Civil Rights Act

Updated: Jan 14

US Supreme Court ruled that employers who fire workers for being gay or transgender are breaking the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.

The ruling handed the LGBTQ community a major civil rights victory.

“Today, we must decide whether an employer can fire someone simply for being homosexual or transgender,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for a 6-3 majority. “The answer is clear. 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 undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids.” 

ePerkz proudly supports the LGBTQ community and looks forward to helping companies stay in compliance with the new and improved Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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