Last month, in a historic case, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that same-sex couples—like their heterosexual counterparts— have the constitutional right to marry. On the heels of this decision, federal agencies and (surprisingly) Congress have been very busy! On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) ruled in a 3-2 decision that discrimination based on sexual orientation is covered by the prohibition on sex discrimination in the workplace contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). As discussed in detail by HRLegalist, at present, there is no federal statute that expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation—but, Congress is looking to change that. (Read more)