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Supreme Court Hears More Cases

Three Oral Arguments Heard on Tuesday

The Supreme Court heard three more cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of oral arguments up to a total of six for the week. The cases heard on Tuesday were Bostock v. Clayton County, GA, Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC.

Bostock v. Clayton County, GA, and Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda are two consolidated cases that both deal with questions of workplace discrimination on the basis of sex, and how protections apply to the LGBT+ community. The Court seeks to determine if Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian and transgender employees.

R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) also takes up the question of protections for transgender people. The specifics of this case also seeks to determine if Title VII prohibits discrimination of transgender people based on their status as transgender or sex stereotyping under the previous judicial case law.

Sources: Supreme Court, SCOTUSblog
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For the Court to have wisdom on how to rule in these cases.
  • For the Justices of the Court to have wisdom as they determine which cases to hear in the future.
  • That those who need protection most in our nation would receive it under the law.