June 15, 2020
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Supreme Court has previously ruled that we must be a colorblind society and
gender-neutral when it comes to employment. In a decisive decision, the Supreme Court ruled that those protections extend to gays and transgender workers.
I am pleased that the ruling extends to the estimated 8.1 million gay and transgender workers across the America and, in effect, adds L.G.B.T. discrimination to the protections afforded by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In the ruling, the court affirmed employment protections for a social worker who joined a gay softball team; a skydiver who revealed himself to be gay to a customer; and a funeral director who announced intentions to exhibit the gender that matched her mind.
In this regard, we are finally telling the apprehensive gay teen that it’s okay to be who you are. The Court’s ruling is genuinely an advancement for the principles of equality for all.