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    Jun 17, 2020

    A Historic LGBTQ Supreme Court Case and The Man Who Started It All

    "When I read those words, 'an employer that terminates based on sexual orientation and gender identity' — I tell you, I looked at my partner and I said, 'We did this!'"

    Lawrence Hurley / Reuters

    Gerald Bostock, who says he lost his job because he is gay, poses outside his home in Atlanta on Sept. 9, 2019.

    The date... June 17! The time... News O'Clock!

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    And we talk with Gerald Bostock, the lead plaintiff of Monday's landmark Supreme Court case Bostock v. Clayton County. In a 6–3 ruling, the court decided that, under federal law, LGBTQ employees cannot be fired based on their sexuality or gender identity.

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    Correction: The caption of the photograph of Gerald Bostock misidentified the date and location in a previous version of this post.

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