LGBTQ individuals in Kentucky now have legal protections against being fired from their job on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
In a 6-3 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace applies to gay, lesbian and transgender workers.
The historic ruling from a conservative court was a welcomed surprise for Nicholas Breiner of Kentucky. Breiner says he was fired from his job as a Montgomery County school teacher in 2017 after coming out as bisexual.
“Obviously for me personally and then the community as a whole, we’re seeing years and years of work finally come to fruition, albeit there’s still a long way to go," Briener said.