News • June 16, 2020

What the Supreme Court decision means for LGBTQ rights in North Carolina

The Supreme Court's landmark decision protecting LGBTQ employees from discrimination is a major victory, but LGBTQ people in North Carolina are still not protected outside the workplace, advocates said Monday.

The Supreme Court voted 6-3 that Title VII, a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that bans discrimination on the basis of sex, includes LGBTQ employees. The law also protects workers on the basis of race, color, religion and national origin.

But the decision doesn't do much to protect marginalized groups in North Carolina, advocates said.

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