Is Sexual Orientation Protected by Title VII?US Supreme Court to hear LGBTQ Cases Oct. 8, 2019

New York Daily News - Aug 24, 2019: The Supreme Court will hear 3 LGBTQ cases on October 8, 2019 to determine whether sexual orientation is protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The US Department of Justice has written a 34 page Amicus Brief in support of the idea that, while Title VII does protect discrimination on the basis of 'sex', it does not protect discrimination on the basis of 'sexual orientation'. This would make it legal for employers to fire an employee based solely on a sexual orientation other than heterosexual. Inclusive Viewpoint: How many jobs in America have essential functions that could not be performed if one is lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or questioning? I hope this issue is addressed during the Supreme Court arguments on October 8, 2019.


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