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SCOTUS Reschedules Considering LGBT Worker Rights Cases

Dec. 3, 2018, 5:11 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Dec. 7 whether to grant review in a trio of cases that could decide whether employers can discriminate against LGBT workers without violating federal civil rights law.

The justices could announce the same day whether they’ll take any of the cases. It takes four willing justices on the nine-member court for it to grant review.

The question before the court in the cases is whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bans sex discrimination in the workplace, prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. A ruling could...

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