As President Trump appointed two conservatives to the United States Supreme Court as Supreme Court Justices, it was highly expected that the Supreme Court become ever conservative. However, looking into the first half of this year, the Supreme Court made a century-long ruling advocating abortion and LGBT rights, creating a repercussion in American society.
In June, the Louisiana law that required the doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at the nearby hospitals has been outlawed since the justices found that law effectively reduces the number of doctors performing abortions. The ruling brought peace to those who were concerned about a possible serious violation of abortion rights as Trump took the administration. The United States has constitutionally protected abortion rights of women, which allowed them to abandon up to six months after pregnancy.
Besides, the Supreme Court helped protect LGBT human rights, saying that the prohibition of gender discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to sexual orientation and gender identity. Due to this ruling, discrimination based on sexual identity is now prohibited in the U.S. workplace. This is considered the biggest victory in LGBT human rights since legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States in 2015.
Source: The BBC
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