2019-10-08 19:34:54

Divided Supreme Court weighs LGBT people's rightsA seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, with one conservative justice wondering if the court should take heed of "massive social upheaval" that could follow a ruling in their favor. With the court's four liberal justices likely to side with workers who were fired because of their sexual orientation or transgender status, the question in two highly anticipated cases that filled the courtroom was whether one of the court's conservatives might join them. In recent years, some courts have read that language to include discrimination against LGBT people as a subset of sex discrimination.

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