Gender identity, sexual orientation may be protected under federal law

Gender identity, sexual orientation may be protected under federal law

The supreme court will hear three cases in the near future that will determine whether federal civil rights extend to cover gender identity and sexual orientation. The act in question is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and if identity and orientation should be covered under the federal jurisdiction. The state level courts are somewhat divided on the issue with no clear consensus.

Josh Cohen
Josh Cohen
Mike McWay
Mike McWay 8 months

the word "sex" as used in this law, as well as historically, had referred to either Male or Female and not ones orientation. the Supreme court would be 100% correct if they decided that this law does not protect homosexuals or transgender people. If Congress wants to change the law, then they have the power to do that - but current laws should NOT be interpreted by the courts to mean anything other than what they meant at the time they were passed.

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