U.S. Agency Makes a Big Move for LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace

A new ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may not be binding, but it helps pave the way for major change.

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Less than a month ago, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage. While many people in the gay community celebrated, others worried about all the work remaining—and how long it would take to get there. So it came as a surprise to many that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) came out with a groundbreaking new ruling, arguing that workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal under federal law.

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