On Monday, June 15, the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor for LGBTQ+ rights in the workplace. 

The court said the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers to discriminate based on a person's sex. They ruled this context also covers sexual orientation and transgender status. 

"This is a landmark decision," said Ira Mirkin, Civil Rights Attorney, "but is a common sense interpretation of Title VII that prohibits sex discrimation."

Mirkin says he sees this issue in the Youngstown area frequently. "I've gotten lots of calls from people about sex discrimination in the workplace." 

21 states in the country have law that prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This Supreme Court ruling provides protection for LGBTQ+ employees nationwide. 

"A ruling like this basically says everyone who has been doing this for decades, you need to stop, because there is legal ramifications for you looking at someone differently," said Daniel Tirabassi, Full Spectrum Community Outreach Director of Client Care. 

Under this ruling, an employer can not fire an employee based on their sexual orientation. Other aspects protected under this ruling include hiring, pay raises, discipline and harassment scenarios. 

"Attornies can now provide to clients who are faced with this type of discrimination," Mirkin said. "Before, the advice you could give was simply that there was a split in the courts. Now there's certainty." 

As of 5 p.m. Monday, President Trump has not commented on the ruling.