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Supreme Court Bans Employment Bias Against Gay, Transgender People

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a watershed victory for LGBT rights, ruling that a landmark federal law forbidding workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees. The 6-3 ruling represented the biggest moment for LGBT rights in the United …

Supreme Court Justices Appear Divided Over LGBT Workers’ Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided over whether federal anti-discrimination law protects gay and transgender employees, as the justices heard arguments in a clash that will define the workplace rights of millions of people. The two-hour session Tuesday suggested that …

Supreme Court Session Opening This Week Faces Controversial Rights Issues

The U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its new term this week, with a major dispute on tap over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law that bars sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees. The nine-month term …

Gays’ Job Rights at Stake in Upcoming Supreme Court Cases

Gerald Bostock says he’s convinced his participation in a gay softball league was why he was fired from his job running the child-advocate program at the juvenile court in Clayton County, Georgia. The Atlanta-area county’s decision sent “a homophobic message …

Supreme Court to Weigh If U.S. Job Bias Law Protects Gay, Transgender Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether federal law bars employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, accepting cases that could let the court’s new conservative majority put its imprint on the American workplace. The …

Supreme Court Says Colorado Erred in Gay Wedding Cake Case

The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a finding that a Colorado baker illegally discriminated when he refused to make a cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding. The narrow ruling didn’t reach the broad free-speech and religious-rights issues that had prompted …

Trump Administration Argues U.S. Civil Rights Law Does Not Protect Gay Employees

The U.S. law that has protected workers from gender and racial bias for more than half a century should not be extended to cover gay and lesbian employees because that isn’t what Congress envisioned when it passed the bill, Trump …

Civil Rights Ruling Protecting Gay Employees Likely Headed to Supreme Court: View

Everyone agrees that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers are forbidden from discriminating on the basis of sex. Are they also forbidden from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation? In a momentous decision earlier …