The news is big. It cannot be overstated. Six-to-three, Liberal judges joined two Conservative ones in the US Supreme Court and explained (ruled) it’s illegal to fire someone simply because they are homosexual or transsexual.
After the Court ruled for Marriage Equality in 2015, many ‘conservative’ Americans decided that the State can’t reign in their unnatural supposedly religious hatred. So much for Christianity being the religion of love. They were not just bad losers — they spitefully have campaigned for the ‘religious freedom’ to not hire or yes fire people not straight or cisgender.
This ruling ends this. Of course, it was ridiculous that you couldn’t fire (or underpay) someone because of their sex, ‘race,’ or age but you could based on minority sexual orientation or gender-non-conformity.
I see this in the sequence of the self-proclaimed ‘greatest democracy on earth’ finally abolishing: slavery, racial segregation, blocking women from voting, blocking gays and lesbians openly serving in the army, and now discrimination of gay and trans marriages and labor. Next should be making it impossible to hinder non-Whites from casting their votes.
There was a campaign as well to allow landlords to evict homosexuals and trans people if renting out to them would ‘violate the religious sensitivities of the landlords.’ I don’t know if that is outlawed now also.
There was also the question if a business can refuse to serve homosexuals and I don’t know is that one is now answered too.
Gay equality isn’t here yet by far, not even in the US. Only three days ago, the US Department of Health and Human Services ruled that it will lift anti-discrimination protections for transgenders that are part of Obamacare.
But, all ‘people of goodwill’ across the US and around the globe should celebrate this milestone toward more humanity, away from hatred based on biology. Meanwhile, let us not forget the uprising against police killing innocent Black men as both the murdering and the uprising are ongoing.