Bloomberg Law
June 16, 2020, 9:26 AM

High Court’s LGBT Jobs Ruling Eases Path for Health Bias Fight

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler
Reporter

Civil rights advocacy groups planning to challenge the Trump administration rule that eliminates anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people in health care just got a major boost from the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a ruling Monday, the justices said anti-discrimination protections in the workplace extend to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. While the decision focused on the definition of the word “sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, legal scholars and attorneys said it will likely to have a direct effect on how sex is defined in a myriad of other laws, including the Affordable Care Act. ...

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