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Sun Aug 25, 2019, 11:06 AM

Trump to Supreme Court: It's OK to Fire Workers For Being Gay

For the second time in a week, the Trump administration has lobbied the Supreme Court to legalize discrimination against LGBTQ+ workers.

On Friday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a brief in a trio of cases set to be heard by the nationís highest bench on October 8. In hearing Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia; Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda; and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC, the Supreme Court will decide if LGBTQ+ employees are entitled to workplace protection under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination on the basis of characteristics like national origin, religion, race, ethnicity, color, and sex.

Noel Francisco, a solicitor general with the DOJ, argued in an amicus brief filed to the court that the 55-year-old civil rights law cannot be interpreted to ban discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer workers because it was not the original intention of the legislationís authors.

As the Supreme Court appears to weigh in on the pivotal cases ó which will affect employment protections in the 29 states that lack comprehensive protections for LGBTQ+ workers ó the Trump administration is doing everything in its power to influence the courtís decision. It has also reportedly lobbied the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to reverse its stance that queer and trans workers are protected under federal law.

https://www.out.com/news/2019/8/23/trump-supreme-court-its-ok-fire-workers-being-gay

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left-of-center2012 Aug 2019 OP
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Firestorm49 Aug 2019 #2
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 11:12 AM

1. Can we fire a POTUS for being an idiot?

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 11:24 AM

2. No. It's not OK.

Iím not gay - not that it matters. Iíve been happily married for an eternity (humor), but i really donít care if someone is gay or not. It has no bearing on my life. My shopping list grows each day, my lawn needs to be cut, I enjoy playing in the bands that Iím in. If someone is gay, so what. It doesnít alter my life or habits in any way shape or form.

So whatís the big deal? Religion? Well, we all know how well prayers work, so I guess we canít assume that prayers will cause a mass ďconversion.Ē People need to do what Aaron Rodgers once said. R E L A X. Live and let live.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 11:25 AM

3. Kickin' with disgust

too bad being an asshole isn't against the law. Like George Carlin said "They should make a bomb that only kills assholes."

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 11:34 AM

4. That's not their legal argument

The question is whether or not a law forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex can be interpreted to include factors other than sex (such as sexual orientation or gender identity).

To spin it as an argument that itís ďokĒ to discriminate against such people is to ask the court to legislate.

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