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In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, supporters of LGBTQ rights hold placards in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has ruled that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment. It's a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
A Segregationist Tried to Derail Civil Rights. He Got Today’s Supreme Court Decision Instead.

A racist congressman from Virginia tried to stop the Civil Rights Act, but 56 years later his amendment got more legal protections for LGBTQ Americans. In a landmark decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law protects LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination. The ruling has been a long time coming in the fight for...