Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage

June 26, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a fundamental right, and States cannot prohibit same sex marriage.  This ruling likely has far reaching implications for employment law.  Some courts had previously ruled that sexual orientation is not a protected characteristic under Title VII, the law that prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace.  In light of this ruling, it is likely we will see a reverse in course, and sexual orientation will soon be considered a protected characteristic, meaning employers would be prohibited from considering a person’s sexual orientation when making an employment decision.  Please contact Darren McClain, your Tampa Employment Lawyer, with any questions.

This post was written by Darren McClain