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Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination

As I would have predicted. I have said before that the constant Red Tribe/Blue Tribe bickering over Supreme Court appointments is irrelevant. Contentious social issues are decided on the basis of the prevailing consensus of the dominant factions of the power elite and general managerial class. Period. The current consensus is to exploit LGBTQ people as workers, consumers, soldiers, taxpayers, voters, etc. not to “discriminate” against them in the old-fashioned pre-Stonewall sense, and to incorporate the gay liberation paradigm into the wider totalitarian humanist ideological superstructure of the state.

The performance of “conservatives” on the Court is also interesting. Chief Justice Roberts, appointed by the supposed fascist George W. Bush, sided with the majority, and Justice Gorsuch, appointed by the supposed fascist Donald Trump, actually wrote the opinion. Notice also that the dissenting Justices argued merely on textual, originalist, or procedural grounds, not moral, religious, or philosophical ones,  or on the basis of states’ rights or private property, with Justice Kavanaugh even congratulating the LGBTQ community on their victory, even if he disagrees based on abstract political and legal theory.

Washington (CNN)Federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

The landmark ruling will extend protections to millions of workers nationwide and is a defeat for the Trump administration, which argued that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that bars discrimination based on sex did not extend to claims of gender identity and sexual orientation.
The 6-3 opinion was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and the court’s four liberal justices.
“An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids,” Gorsuch wrote.

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