Bloomberg Law
April 2, 2019, 3:30 PMUpdated: April 2, 2019, 6:52 PM

Civil Rights Agency’s LGBT Stance Challenged Again in Court (1)

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

A group of Christian pastors and a private health-care company are once again alleging that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is infringing on their religious rights by pursuing LGBT discrimination cases on sex bias grounds.

The U.S. Pastor Council and Braidwood Management Inc. want the EEOC to exempt religious employers, including those that are closely held corporations, from the parts of the federal anti-discrimination law the agency enforces, they said in an amended complaint filed March 29. The Justice Department, which represents the EEOC in the case, has already shot down that argument.

Defending the EEOC puts the Justice Department ...

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