US Supreme Court Rules Gay and Transgender Workers Are Protected Under the Civil Rights Act

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In a 6-3 decision today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay and transgender workers are protected under the Civil Rights Act. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion in the ruling over a section of the Civil Rights Act that bars employment discrimination against race, religion, national origin and sex. At question was the definition of “sex” -- and whether it applied to millions of gay and transgender workers. We'll discuss the historic ruling.

Guests:

Shannon Minter, lead attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Margaret Russell , professor of law, Santa Clara University School of Law

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