Supreme Court to decide whether federal sex discrimination law protects LGBT workers

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(Worthy News) - The Supreme Court will consider whether a federal civil rights law barring workplace discrimination on the basis of sex provides protections for gay and transgender employees.

The court on Monday said it would take up a trio of cases involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion. Two of the cases raise the question of whether Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, while the third centers on whether the law bars discrimination based on gender identity. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Supreme Court to decide whether federal sex discrimination law protects LGBT workers”

  1. Wouldn't that give protection to a "class" of people? The law already gives protection to people in the area of sex ..... in essence, no matter what kind of sex a person wants to have. Perhaps the U.S. law should protect "gender" and not "sex". The word "sex" has a connotation of 'sex acts'. That's the confusion.

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