This is a historic day for sexual minorities in the United States and a setback for Donald Trump. The supreme Court of the United States has on Monday granted a major victory in taking the view that they were protected by the mechanisms of fight against discrimination at work, contrary to the position of the government of Donald Trump on the topic. "Today, we must decide whether an employer can fire someone just because he is homosexual or transgendered, the answer is clear ", the law " forbids it ", said the Court in a judgment taken by a majority of six judges out of nine.
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In 2015, the highest court of the United States had extended the right to marriage to people of the same sex, but the defenders of sexual minorities were concerned that the two judges appointed by Donald Trump since his election have made more conservative. Yet it is one of the two, Neil Gorsuch, who wrote the majority decision, joining his voice to that of the four judges progressives and chief justice John Roberts.Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 16:33