How SCOTUS ruling could affect cases of educators fired from Roncalli over same-sex marriages
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The answer is clear. An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids. In a landmark ruling issued on June 15, , the U. Three separate decisions came before the Court on appeal, but in each case, the employer was alleged to have fired an employee because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The three cases resulted in different outcomes, with the Second and Sixth Circuits finding in Zarda and R. Harris that Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and the Eleventh Circuit disagreeing in Bostock see our previous post for additional background.
US Supreme Court outlaws discrimination on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity
Justice Neil Gorsuch appears to have been serious. Yesterday, Gorsuch applied his philosophies to a sticky question. Todd S. Purdum: The three-letter word that triggered a revolution. The cases, consolidated as Bostock v.
Gorsuch wrote for the majority in the 6-to-3 ruling. That opinion and two dissents, spanning pages, touched on a host of flash points in the culture wars involving the L. The decision, the first major case on transgender rights, came amid widespread demonstrations, some protesting violence aimed at transgender people of color. The vastly consequential decision thus extended workplace protections to millions of people across the nation, continuing a series of Supreme Court victories for gay rights even after President Trump transformed the court with his two appointments.