Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

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Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, 590 U.S. ___ (2020), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees against discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.[1]

About the case[change | change source]

The plaintiff, Gerald Bostock, was fired after he wanted to work in a gay baseball league. The lower courts followed the Eleventh Circuit's past precedent that Title VII did not cover employment discrimination protection based on sexual orientation.

Decision[change | change source]

The Court ruled in a 6–3 decision by Justice Neil Gorsuch covering all three cases on June 15, 2020 that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is also discrimination "because of sex" as prohibited by Title VII.

References[change | change source]

  1. Bostock v. Clayton Cnty., Ga., No. 17-1618, 590 U.S. ___ (2020).