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Wyandotte County COVID-19 Updates | Supreme Court LGBTQ Ruling

Rainbow flag blowing in a backyard.
Carlos Moreno
KCUR 89.3
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people identifying as gay and transgender from being fired based on sexual orientation or gender.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:20: As known cases increase, county contact tracers struggle to keep up.

Wyandotte County's COVID-19 caseload is the second-highest in Kansas with 1,688 known cases reported on Tuesday. We asked the county's top health official what the county is doing to check transmission of the coronavirus.

Segment 2, beginning at 17:55: The Supreme Court's ruling could be of more consequence than a 2015 decision on marriage equality.

Gay and transgender Americans can no longer have their employment terminated on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. That decision was delivered Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court, and will affect employers and workers throughout Kansas and Missouri.

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