Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch called the dispute over transgender rights "close" but more likely an issue for Congress to address. Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh directed his only question to a lawyer for two employers that fired gay workers, leaving his position in doubt. If his vote was counted on by those taking the employers' side, he gave no hints. What he did not say: that the courts should fix it. Bostock, Zarda: Gay rights battle against employment discrimination extends beyond the grave, and to the Supreme Court. Rather than claiming a constitutional right to equal treatment, the challengers must convince at least five justices that the word "sex" in the Civil Rights Act of incorporates sexual orientation and gender identity.
Supreme Court to Take Up Gay Rights, DACA, Religious Freedom in New Term
Selena Simmons-Duffin. Supreme Court last October. At the heart of a story now playing out in schools, workplaces and courts across the U. The White House has a particular kind of power over this question. It has the power to interpret whether LGBTQ people are protected by sex discrimination protections in laws passed by Congress, to issue rules and policies that reflect that interpretation, and — through those actions — the power to send a message to the country.
The society is the first gay rights organization as well as the oldest documented in America. After receiving a charter from the state of Illinois, the society publishes the first American publication for homosexuals, Friendship and Freedom. Soon after its founding, the society disbands due to political pressure. While psychologists and psychiatrists in the s consider homosexuality a form of illness, the findings surprise many conservative notions about sexuality.