Title VII of the Civil Rights Act has always protected the rights of individuals based on their sex. However, courts traditionally have not interpreted this to mean it protects, sexual orientation or gender identity issues.
Recently, federal courts and federal agencies have been interpreting Title VII’s sex discrimination protections to include gender stereotypes and protect sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination
If I have received disparate treatment because of my sexual orientation or gender identity, can I sue under Title VII?
Yes. With recent court rulings, Title VII does protect you from discrimination based on your sexual orientation and gender identity.