SCOTUS to Consider Cases Regarding Federal Protections for LGBT Persons - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Apr 30, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court last week announced that it will hear three key cases that will define federal workplace protections for LGBT persons, The Washington Post reports. The arguments revolve around Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and whether the law is written broadly enough to cover these identities. The three cases — Melissa Zarda et al. v. Altitude Express, Gerald Lynn Bostock v. Clayton County and the Sixth Circuit's own: R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — will be the first major gay rights cases heard by the court since Justice Anthony Kennedy retired.