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Gorsuch Plays Coy In LGBTQ Employment Case : NPR

The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy loomed large over arguments at the court Tuesday in a set of cases testing whether employers are free to fire gay and transgender employees. Kennedy, a Reagan appointee, was the author of every major gay-rights decision for more than two decades. His …

Supreme Court Considers Whether L.G.B.T. Workers Are Protected by the Civil Rights Act – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In a pair of exceptionally hard-fought arguments on Tuesday, the Supreme Court considered a host of flash points in the culture wars — including sports, dress codes, religious objections to same-sex couples and, especially, bathrooms — in weighing whether a landmark 1964 civil rights law bars employment discrimination …

Three LGBTQ Cases Are Set to Put the Supreme Court’s Conservative Principles on Trial

Three explosive cases are about to test whether conservative Supreme Court justices are seen to rule according to their professed legal principles—or their politics. On October 8, just day two of the new term, the Court will hear arguments questioning if the federal law that prohibits workplace discrimination “because of…sex”—Title …