Monday, 15 June 2020

Supreme Court Delivers Major Victory To LGBTQ Employees

quote [ The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace protects LGBTQ employees from being fired because of their sexual orientation. The vote was 6-to-3, with conservatives Chief Justice John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch joining the court's four liberal justices in the majority. ]

6-3 with Gorsuch wtiting the opinion, queue mega heads already going batshit calling for Gorsuch's head.

That said, nice to get some great news for once.
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[by biblebeltdrunk@2:34pmGMT]


soulecho said @ 10:57pm GMT on 20th Jun [Score:1 Sad]
Yay, nobody can fire me for being trans but they're allowed to let me bleed out in the ER waiting room if they go "ew, tranny."
quaint said @ 5:04pm GMT on 15th Jun
Just talking to my cousins in the US about this. Good news. Best news to come out of the US since... Er... A long time ago.
conception said[1] @ 5:35pm GMT on 15th Jun
From my lawyer friend - holy shit alito did a 54 page dissent, wait it's over 100 with exhibits. jesus. that's a big indicator of "get back to me in a couple of years on this when the court changes a little and i'll try to do the opposite"

but in any case this will probably encourage better settlements from employers and maybe make them actually give discrimination a harder thought because of potential litigation costs

Also a real deep lawyer joke -
biblebeltdrunk said @ 6:07pm GMT on 15th Jun [Score:1 Good]
My fave joke so far today. "An overlooked part of the Bostock opinion is that the holding that employees can be fired for being Yankees fans, which is always good to have positively affirmed."

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