WASHINGTON D.C. — (04-22-19) — The Supreme Court is set to decide if LGBT employees have workplace rights this fall. The announcement by the court was made on Monday April 22, that they have agreed to take up cases pertaining to LGBT civil rights.
For one thing, if the court decides that LGBT workers are protected under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, that would give a serious blow to anti-LGBT activists.
However if the majority conservative justice court decides that LGBT works are not protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it will set LGBT civil rights back for decades.
U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if LGBTQ Employees are Covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
The justices will consider whether existing federal law banning employment-related sex discrimination also prohibits discriminating against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation or because they are transgender.
The high court has also agreed to hear a case involving a transgender funeral home employee. They will consider whether or not being transgender is protected in itself falls within existing law against “sex stereotyping.”
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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