Republican officials from 16 states ask Supreme Court to limit LGBT+ workplace protections

16 Republican Attorneys General and Governors have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court decision against a Michigan funeral home in the firing of a transgender employee.

The brief contends that 1964 Civil Rights Act Title VII sex discrimination protections do not cover biases beyond biological sex.

Harper Jean Tobin, Director of Policy for the National Center of Transgender Equality,  called the case a “textbook definition of sex discrimination,” condemning the amicus brief as a “political attack on the humanity of transgender people.”

Two other appeals courts cases are currently testing the question of whether Title VII protections against sex discrimination apply to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Supreme Court is expected to decide whether or not to accept the case in the coming months.

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