Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers protected by law

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Published: Jun. 15, 2020 at 8:09 AM MDT
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President Donald Trump says he's accepting what he calls a “very powerful decision” by the Supreme Court backing workplace rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people.

The court ruled 6-3 that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against LGBT workers. It's a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. And it's expected to have a big impact for the estimated 8.1 million LGBT workers across the country because most states don’t protect them from workplace discrimination.

Trump says the justices have ruled and “we live with their decision.”

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