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  • Writer's pictureCory Ellis

Fired For Being Gay

Whitehouse is pushing new anti-gay case in the Supreme Court

"With an amicus brief filed on Friday, the Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to essentially legalize anti-gay discrimination in the workplace. The brief, from Solicitor General Noel Francisco, argues federal prohibitions on employer discrimination do not extend to protect individuals from being fired or otherwise disenfranchised in the workplace because of their sexual orientation.

The Justice Department's arguments pertain to the employment protections offered by Title Seven of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which are being argued in two Supreme Court cases involving gay workers in October. Title Seven is a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion or national origin.

But it does not, the Justice Department says, cover sexuality.

Earlier this month, the Justice Department submitted another brief asking the Justices to conclude that Title VII does not protect transgender people from employer discrimination."

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