Donald Trump’s War On LGBTQ Americans Is Ramping Up | HuffPost
In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, gay men say they were fired because of their sexual orientation. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission takes up the case of a funeral director named Aimee Stephens who was fired from her job after transitioning to female.
To put it simply, the question before the court is: Can you be fired for being gay or lesbian or bisexual or transgender?
Last Friday, the Trump administration made it clear that its position is: Yes, you absolutely can.
The Department of Justice filed its brief in the Harris case, arguing that Title VII does not protect sexual orientation or gender identity. It argues that in 1964, when the law was passed, lawmakers considered the meaning of “sex discrimination” to be confined to women’s rights. It’s the kind of argument designed to appeal to conservatives.