Supreme Court rules existing civil rights law protects gay and lesbian workers

Source: NBC News - View Original Article
Published: Jul 02, 2020
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94% Liberal


Bias Score Calculation:

98% Positive Sentiment + Policies: LGBT Rights = 98% Liberal
92% Positive Sentiment + Policies: LGBT Rights = 92% Liberal
88% Positive Sentiment + Policies: LGBT Rights = 88% Liberal
83% Positive Sentiment + Policies: LGBT Rights = 83% Liberal
72% Positive Sentiment + Policies: Anti-Discrimination Laws = 72% Liberal

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Anti-Discrimination Laws

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98% "Demonstrators show support for LGBT rights outside of the Supreme Court as oral arguments are heard in three workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation cases on Oct. 8, 2019.Saul Loeb / AFP - Getty Images"
92% "Across the nation, 21 states have their own laws prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity."
88% "The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that existing federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, a major victory for advocates of gay rights -- and a surprising one from an increasingly conservative court."
83% "Gay rights groups considered the case a highly significant one, even more important than the fight to get the right to marry, because nearly every LGBT adult has or needs a job."
78% "Those laws remain in force, but Monday's ruling means federal law now provides similar protection for LGBT employees in the rest of the country."
75% "The case came to the Supreme Court that no longer includes Anthony Kennedy, who wrote all of the court's significant gay rights decisions."
74% "Zarda died before the case reached the Supreme Court."
72% "The decision said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate because of a person's sex, among other factors, also covers sexual orientation."
66% "Seven more provide that protection only to public employees."
57% "He was succeeded by Brett Kavanaugh, who is generally more conservative than Kennedy."
52% "The Trump administration had urged the court to rule that Title VII does not cover cases like those, in a reversal from the position the government took during the Obama administration."
-51% "The ruling was a victory for Gerald Bostock, who was fired from a county job in Georgia after he joined a gay softball team, and the relatives of Donald Zarda, a skydiving instructor who was fired after he told a female client not to worry about being strapped tightly to him during a jump, because he was 100 percent gay."
-78% "It upheld rulings from lower courts that said sexual orientation discrimination was a form of sex discrimination."
-80% "The ordinary meaning of 'sex' is biologically make or female; it does not include sexual orientation, the Justice Department said."
-84% "But they said when an employer fires a male employee for dating men, but not a female employee who dates men, that violates the law."

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98% : Demonstrators show support for LGBT rights outside of the Supreme Court as oral arguments are heard in three workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation cases on Oct. 8, 2019.Saul Loeb / AFP - Getty Images
92% : Across the nation, 21 states have their own laws prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
88% : The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that existing federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, a major victory for advocates of gay rights -- and a surprising one from an increasingly conservative court.
83% : Gay rights groups considered the case a highly significant one, even more important than the fight to get the right to marry, because nearly every LGBT adult has or needs a job.
78% : Those laws remain in force, but Monday's ruling means federal law now provides similar protection for LGBT employees in the rest of the country.
75% : The case came to the Supreme Court that no longer includes Anthony Kennedy, who wrote all of the court's significant gay rights decisions.
74% : Zarda died before the case reached the Supreme Court.
72% : The decision said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate because of a person's sex, among other factors, also covers sexual orientation.
66% : Seven more provide that protection only to public employees.
61% : "An employer who discriminates against employees in same-sex relationships thus does not violate Title VII as long as it treats men in same-sex relationships the same as women in same-sex relationships."
58% : They conceded that sexual orientation was not on the minds of anyone in Congress when the civil rights law was passed.
57% : He was succeeded by Brett Kavanaugh, who is generally more conservative than Kennedy.
52% : The Trump administration had urged the court to rule that Title VII does not cover cases like those, in a reversal from the position the government took during the Obama administration.
49% : The ruling was a victory for Gerald Bostock, who was fired from a county job in Georgia after he joined a gay softball team, and the relatives of Donald Zarda, a skydiving instructor who was fired after he told a female client not to worry about being strapped tightly to him during a jump, because he was "100 percent gay."
22% : It upheld rulings from lower courts that said sexual orientation discrimination was a form of sex discrimination.
20% : "The ordinary meaning of 'sex' is biologically make or female; it does not include sexual orientation," the Justice Department said.
16% : But they said when an employer fires a male employee for dating men, but not a female employee who dates men, that violates the law.

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