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The Supreme Court ruled that LGBT workers are protected from workplace discrimination.

On June 15, the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII forbids workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The ruling was based on the meaning of “discrimination on the basis of sex” in existing federal law. Justice Gorsuch wrote both opinions, and was joined by Justices Roberts, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Kagan in the majority. Justices Alito, Thomas, and Kavanaugh dissented. In the realm of immigration, this ruling could affect and protect both immigrant and nonimmigrant workers from discrimination.

Ten Transgender Women Seeking Asylum Just Won Their Immigration Cases After Months of Violence and Discrimination

CBS reports that 10 transgender women who were part of a roughly 80-member group of LGBTQ+ migrants from Central America recently won their asylum cases and were released from a detention center in Texas.

Practice Pointer: Prosecutorial Discretion & LGBT Families

Liaison practice pointer offering information on prosecutorial discretion, a background on DOMA, and suggestions for how to protect an LGBT client. Special thanks to Victoria Neilson and the LGBT Working Group.

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