While we’ve spent a lot of time covering America’s racial, cultural, and economic battles during the Trump era, less coverage has been given to the relentless holy war that has been waged against the LGBTQ community. It’s been a long three and half years for a community that has watched the erasing of health care protections for transgender patients, the appointment of anti-LGBTQ judges, a rolling back of Obama era protections, a banning of transgender service members from the military, and many other attacks that were perhaps most accurately expressed by the president’s hilarious joke about Pence’s view on these topics, “Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all!” Well, hang on. “The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court.” From the 6-3 (which feels like a landslide these days) majority opinion: “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.” It’s an understatement to say it’s notable that those words were written by Justice Neil Gorsuch.

+ The Supreme Court’s landmark LGBTQ rights decision, explained in 5 simple sentences.

+ The ruling comes a day after a rally for Black trans lives drew an enormous crowd in Brooklyn.