Protesters rally in front of the Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2019, as it hears arguments on whether gay and transgender people are covered by a federal law barring employment discrimination because of sex. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images.

LGBT Rights, Guns, and Immigration: Trump, Conservatives Have a Rough Day at the Supreme Court

Today the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling, affecting millions of LGBT people, declaring that federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals from employment discrimination. President Trump’s first appointee Neil M. Gorsuch authored the opinion and Chief Justice John G. Roberts joined making it a 6–3 ruling. Justice Samuel A. Alito wrote a dissent which Justice Thomas joined and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh wrote a separate dissent.

Summary of Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinion.
Part of Justice Samuel Alito’s fiery dissent.
The conclusion of Justice Kavanaugh’s more polite dissent.

OC native & 2020 graduate from CSUF with a BA in Political Science. This is a place to read about TV, sports, politics/elections, and Supreme Court cases.

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