1. The Supreme Court ruled that a 1964 civil-rights law protects gay and transgender employees from workplace discrimination.
Today’s ruling hinged on the Court’s interpretation of a three-letter word in the Civil Rights Act of 1964—sex. As Todd S. Purdum recounted last year, the word’s inclusion in that bill was somewhat of a fluke: A segregationist member of the House proposed adding it, in what was seen as an attempt to sink the legislation.
2. Over the weekend, anti-racism protests continued.
America is already different than it was two weeks ago, my colleague Joe Pinsker reports:
Though it remains to be seen whether these changes will be catalytic or merely cosmetic in fighting institutional racism and police violence, the swiftness of their accumulation has been remarkable—and demonstrates how quickly changes can be made when those in power have the will to make them.
3. The president’s cautious walk down a ramp raised questions about his health.
Don’t overthink it, David A. Graham writes: “Whether or not Trump can walk smoothly down a ramp says nothing about his ability to serve as president. The search for some sort of disqualifying physical ailment is a distraction.”