2019-10-09 12:51:54

Divided Supreme Court Hears Landmark LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in three cases that will determine whether LGBTQ people can be fired from their jobs due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Among the court’s conservative justices, only Neil Gorsuch appeared open to prohibiting such workplace discrimination.

One of the cases centers on a transgender woman from Michigan named Aimee Stephens, who was fired from her job at a funeral home in 2013.

The Supreme Court is expected to hand down its decision in the three cases by early next summer.

Democracy Now! speaks to James Esseks, director of the ACLU LGBTQ & HIV Project, who attended Tuesday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court.

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