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‘Long time coming’: Supreme Court ruling strengthens protections for LGBTQ+ workers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act now extends to sexual orientation and gender identity.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

June 23, 2020

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act — which protects workers from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin — now extends to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Supreme Court ruling sparks PA legislation

Pro-choice demonstrators at the U.S. Supreme Court cheer as they learn the court struck down the Texas abortion law on Monday, June 27, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Bill Clark/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Alexa Bakalarski / News Editor

July 5, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court’s biggest abortion ruling in decades might signal changes for the Keystone State. The Supreme Court ruled 5-3 June 27 that a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory or outpatient surgical centers was medically unnecessary and unconstitutiona...

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