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Religious Group, Business Challenge EEOC’s View on LGBTQ Bias

Oct. 11, 2018, 3:33 PM

The EEOC’s current position that federal law expressly prohibits discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workers violates the religious rights of churches, similar organizations, and Christian-owned private businesses, a federal lawsuit filed in Texas asserts.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces workplace discrimination laws, adopted the position after a pair of administrative rulings that found gender identity bias and sexual orientation discrimination are forbidden employment practices under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act’s ban on discrimination “because of sex.” But the text of Title VII and the EEOC’s own regulatory guidance on the issue don’t ...

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