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Supreme Court Considers Rights of LGBT Workers in the US

Expand Rainbow flags symbolizing LGBT rights. © 2017 Reuters   Today, the US Supreme Court heard three cases that will clarify the scope of federal civil rights laws – and whether workers can be fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The three cases – brought by a woman who was fired from a funeral home because she is transgender and a skydiver and a social worker who were fired because they are gay – pose the question of whether discrimination against LGBT people is a form of sex discrimination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination…

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