||Supreme Court to hear LGBT discrimination cases
This article shared 1519 times since Mon Apr 22, 2019
On April 22, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear three high-profile cases involving employment discrimination against LGBT individuals, ABC News reported.
The cases involve Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans employment discrimination on the basis of "sex." The court will determine if federal civil-rights protections extend to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
According to a press release from Lambda Legal, the three cases include: Altitude Express v. Zarda, a New York case where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of the estate of a skydiving instructor who was fired because he was gay; and Bostock v. Clayton County, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled against a Clayton County, Georgia, child welfare services coordinator fired when his employer discovered he was gay.
The third case is R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC, a Michigan case brought by the ACLU and ACLU of Michigan where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of a transgender woman fired from her job as a funeral director when she informed her boss she intended to transition.
Lambda Legal Senior Counsel and Workplace Fairness Program Strategist Greg Nevins said in a statement, ""Title VII obviously requires equal treatment of men and women, so it was wrong to treat Donald Zarda [or Gerald Bostock] differently because of his attraction to men, when a Donna Zarda or Geraldine Bostock would not have endured discrimination for liking men. And when Aimee Stephens' employer fired her after learning that she was undertaking a gender transition, her employer discriminated against her because of sex. These arguments couldn't be more straight-forward, and we are hopeful that the Court will confirm that they are correct."
The cases will be heard during the court's fall term, which begins in October.
This article shared 1519 times since Mon Apr 22, 2019
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|Greg Harris: Outgoing state rep and majority leader discusses historic terms|
In November 2021, Illinois House Democratic Majority Leader Greg Harris announced that he would not run for another term—bringing an end to a historic era. Harris was first elected in 2006, succeeding former Rep. Larry McKeon, ...
|276,000 transgender adults in the U.S. are enrolled in Medicaid|
-- From a press release - More than 40% lack guaranteed access to coverage for gender-affirming care under state law An estimated 276,000 transgender adults are enrolled in Medicaid in the U.S., according to a new analysis by the Williams Institute at ...
|Warnock's win marks major victory for LGBTQ+ equality|
-- From a press release - GEORGIA Georgians re-elected U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock to a full six-year term this evening, repudiating months of anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and millions of dollars in anti-LGBTQ+ advertising from his opponent, Herschel Walker, that sought to attack ...
|Mpox Working Group sends letter to Congress calling for $900 million in funding|
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with 39 other leading public health, HIV/AIDS, medical ...
|SCOTUS arguments today in SCOTUS 303 Creative Case; outcome could impact LGBTQs, other vulnerable populations|
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments for the case of 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis. The case will either protect the fundamental equality of LGBTQ+ people — ...
|Supreme Court hears Colorado religious objection case |
The ordinary rights of LGBTQ people are on the line again at the U.S. Supreme Court —this time on Monday, December 5, with a case seeking to allow any business to deny service to a customer ...
|WORLD Japan ruling, Kenya groups, World Cup, Almodovar|
Video below - A district court in the Tokyo Prefecture ruled that Japan's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is legal, according to The Washington Blade. In a statement to Reuters, plaintiffs' attorney Nobuhito Sawasaki said, "This is actually a ...
|NATIONAL Trans officials, marriage equality, Karl Schmid, Pelosi, Buttigieg|
Video below - Once all of the newly elected officials are seated, there will be nine transgender state legislators (up from eight this year) and nine non-binary state legislators across the country, NBC News noted, citing The Victory Institute. ...
|Bulls, Blackhawks lose; Lightfoot-Fire FC link|
The Chicago Bulls (9-12) fell to the Phoenix Suns (15-6) 132-113 in Arizona on Nov. 30, dropping the Bulls to 12th in the Eastern Conference. Phoenix now leads the Western Conference. Devin Booker scored 51 for ...
|Book censorship focus of public comments at Lincolnwood Public Library Board of Trustees meeting|
During the closed door portion of the regularly scheduled Lincolnwood Public Library Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 28 at Lincolnwood Village Hall, Library Defense members hosted a Freadom Book Swap outside of the building. Library Defense ...
|Record 120 U.S. cities excel in protecting LGBTQ+ rights per HRC LGBTQ+ Equality Index|
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with The ...
|Landmark step toward equality: Senate passes bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act|
-- From press releases - WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — today celebrated the bipartisan passage of the Respect ...
|WORLD Church of England, World Cup news, court rulings, Justin Trudeau|
The Church of England is defending the scrutinized guidance for its 4,700 primary schools on LGBTQ+ issues, claiming that it doesn't allow students as young as 5 to self-identify as the opposite sex, The Christian Post ...
|NATIONAL $1M donation, church departures, Harvey Milk, abortions, Grindr|
In Ohio, Dayton-based insurance company CareSource is donating $1 million to United Church Homes to support the development of a senior living facility at the site of the former Longfellow School that will also aim at ...
|Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth submits 2000+ petition signatures to run for seat vacated by Harry Osterman|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO, IL Early this morning, Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth, candidate for 48th ward, submitted 2166 petition signatures — over four times as many as the 473 minimum required — in order to get on the ballot for ...