The White House has already made it legal for same-sex marriages to occur around the country. Liberals seemed to be surprised when they were able to get their victory to ensure that LGBT rights extended all the way to the workplace.
Liberals are constantly looking toward ways to villainize the GOP. The GOP, unlike the DNC, has actually taken the idea of making sure that Americans needs and wants are well represented on Capitol Hill. The GOP knows that LGBT rights are important – and it’s only right that those are listened to and voted on accordingly.
The most recent issue to hit the Supreme Court on Monday was the decision to protect gay, lesbian, and transgender employees. It shows that they are not disciplined, fired, or turned down for a job based upon sexual orientation. This kind of protection is already in place based on gender and religion.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act has been in place for years to prevent workplace discrimination. Typically, as soon as same-sex marriage it out across the United States, their right should have been protected. However, liberal still anticipated a fight at the protection added.
Two of the Republican appointees in the court, both considered conservative, joined Democratic appointees to provide a victory for anti-discrimination protection. The appointees included John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch.
Gorsuch took a view that many others shared – that the 1964 Civil Rights Act’s prohibition on sex discrimination in the workplace already provided coverage for bias on gender identity or sexual orientation. Although those who were voting on such a thing in 1964 didn’t realize it, they were already offering the protections.
Based on the way that Gorsuch interpreted the rule, it means that this vote was quite simple. It was simply changing the verbiage to ensure that employers didn’t try to interpret the law any differently.
Although some people questioned whether Trump was expecting it to go the other way, he said that “we live with the decision of the Supreme Court” and called it a “very powerful decision.”
The ruling of the case didn’t result in celebrations in the street like the ruling five years ago that allowed for same-sex marriages across the country. However, there were some smaller celebrations. Those connected with the LGBT community were aware of the ruling and made it known that they were happy.
It should go on record that it was the two conservative appointees that helped to make the vote happen. Too many leftists want to point the finger and identify that Republicans are against same-sex marriage. It’s simply not the case.
What’s important to remember is that those in the Supreme Court don’t take a Democrat/Republican stance. While they may have been appointed by a Democrat or a Republican president, they look to interpret the law and do what’s best for the country.
Leaving the LGBT community vulnerable to workplace discrimination would be a bad idea. And the Supreme Court knows that, which is why the ruling went in favor of updating the act.
Although parades weren’t created as a result of this decision, it has the potential to be more impactful. Not all in the LGBT community are looking to get married. Many are happy to just live together. However, all are getting jobs and participating in the workplace – and now they can do so with legal guarantees that they will be treated equally.
There’s a greater consensus for LGBT rights than ever before. Republicans are voting in favor of the rights, as seen not only in the polls but with the Supreme Court judges, too.
With this vote, it’s also a great way to show that conservatives have the backs of the LGBT community, too. It’s also why there are various LGBT groups that are in favor of GOP versus DNC, including the organization, “Gays for Trump.” The LGBT communities are Americans, first and foremost. And, now, the GOP has proven that their sexual preferences simply don’t matter – they’re Americans, and that’s all that matters.