Google, Facebook Urge High Court to Settle Sex Orientation Bias

Oct. 11, 2017, 5:29 PM

Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are among 76 companies urging the U.S. Supreme Court to settle a hot-button legal issue by deciding that lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers are protected from workplace discrimination under federal civil rights law.

The “friend of the court” brief was announced Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day, by the Human Rights Campaign. It asks the justices to accept a case filed by Jameka Evans, a former security guard alleging she was harassed and fired because she’s a lesbian and doesn’t conform to gender norms (Evans v. Ga. Reg’l Hosp., U.S., No. 17-370, motion for leave to file brief 10/10/17

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