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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 22, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will hear three high-profile cases involving employment discrimination against LGBT Americans, which will determine whether federal civil rights protections extend to include sexual orientation and gender identity, ABC News reports. The cases center on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of "sex." The justices will consider whether the term covers sexual orientation and gender identity. The cases will be heard during the court's fall term, which starts in October.