In a historic ruling the U.S. Supreme Court has just ruled that discriminating against LGBTQ people is illegal.
The Court rued 6-3 that workplace discrimination against LGBTQ people violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Justice Gorsuch wrote the majority.
The ruling, which combines separate cases, applies to transgender workers along lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers.
“An individual’s homosexuality or transgender status is not relevant to employment decisions,” the Court ruled.
BREAKING: "As of just a few minutes ago, it was possible to get married on Sunday and legally fired on Monday, but no more." @PeteWilliamsNBC reports on the US Supreme Court ruling that existing federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. pic.twitter.com/xOmj6ro0Q2
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 15, 2020
This is the money paragraph from the Supreme Court as to why LBGTQ discrimination is unlawful sex discrimination. pic.twitter.com/zOqeau9tWF
— Anthony Michael Kreis (@AnthonyMKreis) June 15, 2020
1. Gerald Bostock was fired in Georgia for joining a gay softball league.
2. Donald Zarda was fired in New York after he said he was gay.
3. Aimee Stephens was fired in Michigan after she transitioned to female.
The Court ruled today that Title VII bans that discrimination. pic.twitter.com/jh3xZp52e9
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 15, 2020
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Pete Buttigieg Picked to Become Biden Cabinet Secretary: CNN
Former Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg will be nominated to become a cabinet secretary in the Biden-Harris administration.
CNN reports Buttigieg has been picked to become the next Secretary of Transportation.
If confirmed Buttigieg would become America’s first Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cabinet secretary.
“The choice vaults a candidate Biden spoke glowingly of after the Democratic primary into a top job in the incoming administration and could earn Buttigieg what many Democrats believe is needed experience should he run for president again,” CNN notes.
Many see Buttigieg as a highly-skilled and talented politician who surpassed expectation in the primaries. Biden spoke glowingly of Buttigieg, bestowing upon him his highest honor: comparing him to his late son Beau Biden.
Rumors last week were flying, saying Buttigieg might be Biden’s nominee to be Ambassador to China.
Watch: Biden Announces He’s Raised a Whopping and Record-Breaking $383 Million in September
Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and their campaign raised a whopping and historic $383 million in September. That monthly haul is even higher than their record-breaking $364.5 million take in August.
Here’s the former vice president announcing and sharing the breaking news with a grassroots donor he was calling to thank.
No word on the Trump campaign’s September fundraising numbers.
Andrew Gillum: ‘I Identify as Bisexual’
Andrew Gillum, a progressive Democrat who narrowly lost his race to be Florida governor in 2018, announced Monday morning he is bisexual.
“I don’t identify as gay but I do identify as bisexual. And that is something that I’ve never shared publicly before,” Gillum told Tamron Hall on her talk show.
Former Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum tells Tamron Hall he’s bisexual: “That is something I have never shared publicly before” pic.twitter.com/prUW7NPk1C
— The Recount (@therecount) September 14, 2020
Gillum served as the Mayor of Tallahassee from 2014-2018.
He lost his race to become Florida governor by just 36,219 votes, or about 0.4% of the total.
In March he announced he was entering rehab.
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