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SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Whether Title VII Bars LGBTQ Employment Discrimination: REACTIONS

Refresh this post for updates…. Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Title VII and LGBTQ job discrimination, hearing cases involving whether someone can be fired from their job for being gay or transgender. Background on the cases HERE. Here are some initial reactions from those in the room. Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr: Gorsuch says that when a person is fired because of sexual orientation, that person's sex is at least a "contributing cause."— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) October 8, 2019 Liberals all seemed firmly on employees' side. Kagan says language...
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Clarence Thomas Absent From First Day of New Supreme Court Term

Justice Clarence Thomas was absent Monday from the first official day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new term. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered a short statement saying Justice Thomas, 71, was absent due to an illness, according to Reuters. The Chief Justice did not elaborate or say when Thomas is expected to return. Thomas is expected to still participate in deciding the three cases being argued before the Court today. Justice Clarence Thomas, according to an analysis by political scientists, is the most-conservative of the nine justices currently on the...
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SCOTUS to Hear Arguments on Whether it’s Legal to Fire Someone for Being Gay or Transgender

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will start its term off with LGBTQ rights, hearing cases on Tuesday regarding whether someone can be fired from their job for being gay or transgender. Anthony Kennedy, who served as the swing vote on many LGBTQ rights cases over the past few decades, is no longer on the court. The Washington Post reports: “The issue for the court is the reach of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which, besides protecting against workplace discrimination because of race, also prohibits discrimination...
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