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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide the next major legal dispute over gay rights: whether the nation’s job discrimination laws apply to sexual orientation and gender identity.
The justices will hear three challenges from:
- A New York skydiving instructor, Donald Zarda, who alleged he was fired because he was gay. He later died, but his sister and life partner are continuing to press the case.
- A Georgia county government worker, Gerald Bostock, who alleged he was fired from his job as a child welfare services coordinator because he was gay.
- A Michigan transgender woman, Aimee Stephens, fired from the funeral home where she had worked for six years as Anthony Stephens.
The article goes on to state the following:
The cases raise the issue of job discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender workers. A decision in the challengers’ favor would mark an important step in the effort to protect the LGBT community from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, advocates say.
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether federal job discrimination laws apply to sexual orientation and gender identity. https://t.co/6ylvsuqmgz
— USA TODAY Politics (@usatodayDC) April 22, 2019
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