The US Supreme Court has said that employers who are expelling their employees for being gay or transgender are breaking the country’s civil law.
American law is against discriminating against a citizen on the basis of gender. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 1964, it is stated that no employer can discriminate against his employees on the basis of sex, race, color, nationality and territoriality.
From 6-3, the Supreme Court has said in its judgment that under this law, any person’s attitude towards sex should also be included.
The Supreme Court’s decision is a major victory for the LGBTQ community.
This decision has come when the court has consistently adopted a more conservative attitude.
Judge Neil Gorsuk wrote in his judgment, “An employer who exposes a person for being gay or transgender does not question the opposite sex.”
President Donald Trump appointed Neil Gorsuk. Neil rejected the idea of not seeing the law on a wide scale to give equal rights to all on the basis of sex.
He said, “Because of the limits of the imagination of those who write the law, their objectives cannot be ignored.”
The decision came in the context of three cases in which employees accused their employers of being fired because they were gay or transgender.
Donald Jarda was a sky diving instructor. He died in 2014. He alleged that he was fired from his job when joking with a woman who said he had no problem physically getting close with her because he was “hundred percent gay”.
Although it is difficult to overstate the importance of this decision, but the court has given another decision giving comprehensiveness to the rights of homosexuals. This is also special because for the first time the court has directly spoken about giving legal protection to transgenders.
Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court gave a green signal to President Donald Trump to implement a policy to prevent transgenders from entering the army.
Under this policy, transgender people will be prevented from joining the army.
Prior to Trump, President Barack Obama had implemented the policy of recruiting transgenders in the army. Under this policy, not only the transgender could be admitted to the army, but they were also provided with government help for gender surgery.