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US Supreme Court to decide whether bias law covers gay, transgender staff

The law forbids employment discrimination based on sex. The question for the justices is whether that language bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status

NYT 

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would decide whether a federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against gay and transgender workers. The law forbids employment discrimination based on sex. The question for the justices is whether that language bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status. Most federal appeals courts have interpreted the law to exclude sexual orientation discrimination. But two of them, in New York and Chicago, recently issued decisions ruling that discrimination against gay men and lesbians is a form of sex discrimination. ...

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First Published: Tue, April 23 2019. 02:01 IST
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