Bloomberg Law
July 3, 2019, 7:44 PM

States Urge Supreme Court to Extend Civil Rights to Gay Workers

Erik Larson
Erik Larson
Bloomberg News

Almost two dozen states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to extend a decades-old workplace discrimination law to cover gay and transgender employees, who can be fired for no reason in many parts of the country.

A ban on sex-based discrimination enshrined in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should also apply to cases involving sexual orientation and gender identity, New York Attorney General Letitia James said July 3 in a statement. James and her Illinois counterpart, Kwame Raoul, are leading a coalition of 22 states in filing a so-called friend-of-the-court brief with the high court in Washington, according to ...

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