The decision of the federal appeals court to extend the area of the law on civil rights was the first of its kind.
The Federal court in the United States enacted that gays, lesbians and transgender people are protected by a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in the workplace.
The decision of the Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, passed by 8 votes in favor with 3 votes against, is the first such decision taken by the federal appeals court, VOA writes.
The court’s decision was a response to a lawsuit filed by a public college teacher in Indiana Kimberly Hively. She accused the college of not being given the opportunity to work full-time due to the fact that she is a lesbian.