LGBTQ Workers Protected From Job Discrimination, Supreme Court Rules

Reset checks in with a Northwestern professor who’s been making the argument since he was a law student in the ‘80s.

LGBTQ Workers Protected From Job Discrimination, Supreme Court Rules
In this June 26, 2015, file photo, a crowd celebrates outside of the Supreme Court in Washington after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the U.S. On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered a ruling that protects LGBTQ workers form job discrimination. Jacquelyn Martin, File / AP Photo
LGBTQ Workers Protected From Job Discrimination, Supreme Court Rules
In this June 26, 2015, file photo, a crowd celebrates outside of the Supreme Court in Washington after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the U.S. On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered a ruling that protects LGBTQ workers form job discrimination. Jacquelyn Martin, File / AP Photo

LGBTQ Workers Protected From Job Discrimination, Supreme Court Rules

Reset checks in with a Northwestern professor who’s been making the argument since he was a law student in the ‘80s.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a major victory to gay, lesbian and transgender employees. In a 6-3 vote, the nation’s highest court said the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ employees from job discrimination based on sex.

Reset discusses what this landmark ruling means for the LGBTQ community, and what led to this historic decision.

GUEST: Andrew Koppelman, professor of law at Northwestern University