Justice Department goes out of its way to argue discrimination based on sexual orientation is legal

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The Justice Department filed an amicus brief Friday aimed at reversing the trend of lower courts interpreting existing federal law to prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. The brief argued that the ban on “sex” discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect gay, lesbian, and bisexual workers from bias because it was not the original intent of lawmakers when they passed the legislation.

The administration filed the briefs in two cases to which it was not a party. In other words, the Justice Department went out of its way to argue for the right of businesses to discriminate against LGB workers. The department also filed a motion seeking time to make oral arguments before the High Court next month when the case is heard, reports BuzzFeed’s Dominic Holden. The motion argued that the “United States has a substantial interest” in resolving whether Title VII covers sexual orientation, or more to the point, it has a substantial interest in clearing the way for religious conservatives to target people based on their sexual orientation.

The move follows on a brief from the department last week in which government lawyers argued transgender workers were also not protected by the civil rights statute, claiming that the prohibition on sex discrimination only pertains to “biological sex.”

Federal statute does not currently provide explicit workplace protections for gay and transgender workers. However, over the last decade federal courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have increasingly concluded that discrimination against transgender and gay workers violates Title VII.

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DHG
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Ridiculous argument, a gay, bisexual or lesbian is still a man or woman.

Johnnie Dorman
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Johnnie Dorman

They’ve always got one excuse or another to make people kneel to their discrimination of all kinds. They are trying to rationalize their bigotry, trying to sidestep the point of how much they negatively affect people’s lives and that is not freedom and the pursuit of happiness that’s written in the U.S. constitution. There are no words to describe how much I detest these oppressive cowards that can’t seem to handle what is outside their extremist religious beliefs or their selfish desire for conformity.

Markm Mitchell
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Markm Mitchell

What is happening to America…?

Independent
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Independent

Really is it anyone’s business what and who people are? Don’t you have enough to do living your own life? Is your life so unsatisfying that you have to try to interfere and try to control how other people live? Give it up. You might find that these are great people and they could bring a lot to your unhappy life.

Dee
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They need someone to stand on it makes them feel worthy gives them a false sense of power

scorpio57
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scorpio57

You’re an asshole drumpf as is your complete administration. Get ready to pack your bags because you WILL be out of the white house in Jan. 2021.