A federal appeals court just handed down a huge ruling in favor of gay rights. On Monday, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that anti-gay discrimination in the workplace is prohibited under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law doesn’t explicitly ban anti-gay discrimination, instead banning discrimination based on sex. LGBTQ activists, however, have long argued that the ban on sex discrimination should cover anti-gay discrimination as well. The Second Circuit Court agreed, using the example of a woman attracted to a woman. “[A] woman who is subject to an adverse employment action because she is attracted to women would have been treated differently if she had been a man who was attracted to women,” the court’s majority opinion said.
February 26 / Vox