In today’s landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender workers from employment discrimination — a significant victory for LGBTQ rights.

The Opinion. Justice Neil Gorsuch  — writing for the Court’s Majority in Bostick v. Clayton, County, GA – stated that “when an employer fires an employee for being homosexual or transgender, it necessarily intentionally discriminates against that individual in part because of sex.”

Justice Gorsuch noted that Congress adopted broad language when determining employer discrimination based on sex under Title VII, and that “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.”

SCOTUS Opinion and Fashion. The fashion industry has openly embraced creative talent, but when it comes to LGBTQ executives in the C-Suite, the industry has a long way to go.

Read the Court’s full opinion here.

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