Evangelicals Furious After Their Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch Votes Against Workplace Discrimination of LGBT, Trump Rolls Over

Evangelicals are furious because their pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, joined Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor in a 6-3 vote that affirmed existing federal law — Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation — also protects LGBT employees from job discrimination.

Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion, which flies in the face of his homophobic supporters, notes the Associated Press:

An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids.

Trump appeared to roll over for the high court in his calm response: “They’ve ruled. I’ve read the decision. And some people were surprised. But they’ve ruled and we live with their decision. That’s what it’s all about. We live with the decision of the Supreme Court. Very powerful. A very powerful decision, actually.”

However, his evangelical supporters were angry, notes Media Matters:

(Sources: The Associated Press, Media Matters, Twitter)

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