neil gorsuch "When the expressterms of a statute give us one answer and extratextualconsiderations suggest another, it's no contest," wrote JusticeNeil Gorsuch. (Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / National LawJournal)

The U.S. Supreme Court in a divided decision Monday said federalworkplace laws prohibit employers from firing gay, lesbian andtransgender workers.

The justices split 6-3, with Justice Neil Gorsuch writing themajority opinion. He was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.,and the court's liberal wing. Justices Brett Kavanaugh and SamuelAlito Jr. wrote separate dissents. Justice Clarence Thomas joinedAlito's dissent.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle