Supreme Court takes up LGBT+ job discrimination cases

The Supreme Court has taken up job discrimination cases that could resolve at a national level whether workers may be fired on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI). While SOGI discrimination protections exist for employees at local and state levels, there is no explicit national law. The Movement Advancement Project, an LGBT+ think tank estimates that half of the country’s LGBT+ population lives in states that currently allow such discrimination.

Arguments center around the definition of “sex” in the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,.

“The impact of this decision will have very real consequences for millions of LGBTQ people across the country,” Sarah Warbelow, the legal director for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, said in a statement.

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