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Trump Administration Wants To Legalize Firing Someone Because Of Their Sexual Orientation

Posted On: Aug 25, 2019   |   Posted By: Scary Mommy

The Trump administration has filed a brief with the Supreme Court basically reminding the justices that it's totally legal to fire a employee for being gay. Currently, there is no federal law to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from workplace discrimination and the Trump administration wants to keep it that way.
This fall, three cases of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation are set to apear before the Supreme Court and all three arguments rely on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex.” As previously mentioned, there is no federal law to protect workers from being discriminated against for their sexual orientation, so the best that these cases can do is use the Title VII ruling, which only forbids treating members of one sex worse than the other. The Justice Department filed a brief on Friday, August 23, 2019, which emphasizes that that particular federal law does not protect anyone from being fired for being gay.
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