Source: Reuters

This week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled that the LGBTQ community is protected under the 1964 federal civil rights law.

The monumental decision pushes aside years of rulings that gay people are not protected by the law, because they are not mentioned explicitly within the text.

“We conclude today that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination,” said Chief Judge Diane Wood.

Furthermore, the court ruled that protections against sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protect people from job discrimination based on their sexual orientation.

Read full story at: Reuters

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U.S. Court Rules LGBTQ Community Protected by Civil Rights Law