Trump Admin Tells Supreme Court Gay Workers Not Covered By Civil Rights Law
The Trump administration argues in a new filing to the Supreme Court that federal civil rights laws preventing discrimination don’t extend to gay people, and private companies are allowed to fire workers based on their sexual orientation.
The Justice Department, in an amicus brief submitted to the high court Friday, argued that the language in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prevents employment discrimination “because of sex,” “does not bar discrimination because of sexual orientation.”
Trump’s DOJ argues that the term “sex” is not otherwise defined in the law and that it, therefore, means the “ordinary meaning of ‘sex’” which refers to a person being “biologically male or female.”
“The ordinary meaning of ‘sex’ is biologically male or
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