Supreme Court to Weigh in on LGBT Rights

The United States Supreme Court is hearing cases on LGBT rights as related to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court is contemplating the interpretation of the Act’s prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex. Two cases involving men who were fired because they are gay consider the issue of sexual-orientation discrimination. A third involves a woman who was fired after disclosing her transgender status. It bears noting that the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (which covers Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana) has already extended Title VII protections to individuals who are discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation. Expect a decision on these cases in May or June 2020.