A surprising, very welcome and very important decision by the US Supreme Court says that anti-LGBT+ discrimination is sex discrimination and therefore LGBT+ people are protected in employment law.
Not all that surprising, no.
There is a lot of bad news for LGBT+ people in the world right now, not least in the UK where the Westminster government is expected to try and roll back trans people’s rights this week, and LGBT+ people’s rights in the US remain under threat (and in the US, fire-at-will employment law means they can still be discriminated against, but less overtly). Nevertheless this is something worth celebrating.
If everyone’s fire at will then there’s no discrimination, is there? And as for the UK:
The Equality Act 2010 officially adds “gender reassignment” as a “protected characteristic”,
The UK has already affirmed those same rights – a decade back.