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Supreme Court: 1964 Civil Rights Act Bars LGBTQ Discrimination

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Supreme Court: 1964 Civil Rights Act Bars LGBTQ Discrimination

Supreme Court: 1964 Civil Rights Act Bars LGBTQ Discrimination

Supreme Court: 1964 Civil Rights Act Bars LGBTQ Discrimination

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The vote was 6-3 with conservatives Chief Justice John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch joining the court's four liberal justices in the majority. "In Title VII, Congress adopted broad language making it illegal for an employer to rely on an employee's sex when deciding to fire that employee," the court held in Monday's decision. "We do not hesitate to recognize today a necessary consequence of that legislative choice: an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law."

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