The Supreme Court’s June 15, 2020, decision in Bostock v. Clayton, should be regarded one of the most important legal victories of the L.G.B.T.Q. movement.  The question for the justices was the meaning of a statute, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars employment discrimination based on race, religion, national origin and sex. They had to decide whether that last classification — discrimination “because of sex” — applies to many millions of gay and transgender workers.  The important decision extends workplace protections to millions of people across the nation.  The Suffolk County Bar Association joins Scott M. Karson, President of the New York State Bar Association, and former President of the Suffolk County Bar Association in applauding this landmark decision.

Hon. Derrick J. Robinson

President, Suffolk County Bar Association