Supreme Court Justices Divided on Federal Employment Protections for LGBTQ Workers

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans employment discrimination “on the basis of sex.”  This past Tuesday, the Supreme Court was fundamentally divided on whether or not this federal law should encompass discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  For two hours, the nine liberal and conservative justices debated on two cases involving sexual orientation discrimination and one case involving discrimination against a transgender person.  The debate particularly focused on whether or not providing LGBTQ employment