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SCOTUS rules that LGBTQ can sue for workplace bias

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Title VII protections now includes LGBTQ in a single watershed decision. Happy Pride month.

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— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) June 15, 2020

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— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) June 15, 2020

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— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) June 15, 2020

  • The majority opinion ruling that federal law prohibits employment discrimination against LGBTQ people was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch.
  • This is the link, but I can only load the first page because the SCOTUS website crashed. If you have a copy please email it to me at mark.stern@slate.com and I'll upload it elsewhere. supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf…
  • The decision is 6–3. Gorsuch wrote the majority, joined by Roberts, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan. Alito wrote the dissent, joined by Thomas and Kavanaugh. (LOL textualism.)
  • Donald Trump promised conservative evangelical voters a Supreme Court justice who would give them everything they've always wanted, including a rollback of LGBTQ rights. Not sure how his “I gave you SCOTUS!” line will work on the campaign trail now.
  • I'm loving the chaos energy of this moment, frankly. SCOTUS, the great guardian of our democracy, the council of sages, the head of our judicial branch, the ultimate arbiters of American law, cannot load an opinion onto a website.
  • The timing of this decision could not be worse for the Trump administration. It just rolled out two new policies rejecting protections for transgender people under laws that bar discrimination because of sex.
  • SCOTUS basically just said the administration's theory is dead wrong.
  • Gorsuch's majority opinion is 29 pages.
  • Alito and Kavanaugh's dissents are a collective 138 pages.
  • Here is a copy of the Supreme Court's decision outlawing employment discrimination against LGBTQ people.

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Here's Alito accusing Gorsuch of betraying Scalia. Alito is MAD.

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  • Today's Supreme Court decision is, by a mile, the biggest legal victory transgender Americans have won in the history of the nation.
  • Today's SCOTUS decision is also an extraordinary victory for gay and bisexual Americans on the heels of Obergefell, which guaranteed a right to same-sex marriage just five years ago. What an incredible expansion of legal equality in an extremely short amount of time.
  • I wish Aimee Stephens had lived to see her victory.
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