The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it is illegal to discriminate against LGBT people in hiring, multiple sources are reporting.
Here are some of the tweets:
BREAKING: Supreme Court rules 6-3 that federal law protects gay workers from job discrimination. Gorsuch, Roberts join liberals in majority.— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) June 15, 2020
#SCOTUS rules that federal employment discrimination laws protect LGBT employees— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 15, 2020
BREAKING: Major win for LGBT rights at #SCOTUS with 6-3 decision that federal law bars workplace discrimination against gays, lesbian and transgender. GORSUCH writes for Dem appointees. ROBERTS agrees. ALITO/THOMAS/KAVANAUGH dissent.— Josh "ALL CAPS country name and !" Gerstein (@joshgerstein) June 15, 2020
A little closer to home, Governor John Bel Edwards released a statement on the ruling from the US Supreme Court.
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling confirms what we have long known: prejudice and discrimination on any basis, including sexual orientation and gender identity, are not Louisiana values and should never be tolerated,” Gov. Edwards said. “When I issued the non-discrimination executive order in 2016, I knew that we were on the right side of history, and today’s historic decision affirms that belief. Sex-based discrimination has no place in our great state, much less in places of employment. Louisiana’s diversity of people and ideas makes us stronger and better. Every citizen deserves the opportunity to be successful and thrive.”