The u.s. supreme Court deems illegal the dismissal on the grounds of the background to sexual The Point

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

The u.s. supreme Court deems illegal the dismissal on the grounds of the background to sexual The Point

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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A federal act of 1964 prohibits discrimination " because of sex ", but some courts, as well as the administration of the republican president, considered that it applied only to the differences in men/women, and not sexual minorities. The advocates of the employees are gay, lesbian, or transgender, supported by many elected democrats, and several large companies, including Apple, General Motors, or Walt Disney, asked the Court to write black on white that they were protected by this device.

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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

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