The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that high heels, worn by many women, are not obscene.
The justices decided the case of an Oregon woman who sued the federal government for denying her a refund because she wore them to work.
The justices ruled in a 6-3 decision that women who wear high heels are entitled to receive a refund for the cost of the shoes, even though wearing them to the office is illegal.
The case involved the lawsuit of an Arizona woman who worked in a public office.
The ruling means that the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cannot deny a refund to women who have been denied a refund, according to a statement from the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon.
The case involved a woman who wore a high-top pair of high heels to work as a receptionist for the American Legion.
Her suit alleged the federal agency discriminated against her because of her gender.
The lawsuit was filed in 2009.
The court’s decision comes on the heels of a ruling by a federal appeals court in California last year that ruled that the same-sex couples’ right to marry does not protect women from discrimination in housing.
The California case, Proposition 8, was filed by a lesbian couple, which argued that the state’s equal marriage ban violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
Proposition 8 was one of several lawsuits filed in the United States last year to overturn bans on same-day same-gender weddings and same-night gay and lesbian weddings.
The Supreme Court has been considering a handful of same-dissolution same-same-sex marriage cases this term.
It’s expected to take a final ruling on the issue before the end of the year.