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.

ACLU Amy Goodman Democracy Now! Free Speech TV James Esseks LGBTQ Rights LGBTQIA Rights Michigan Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court

Human Rights and Equality

Rising Up With Sonali

Commentary: Mumia Abu Jamal on the Legacy of Nichelle Nichols

Commentary: Mumia Abu Jamal on the Legacy of Nichelle Nichols

Rising Up With Sonali

“Do the Work” An Anti-Racist Activity Book

“Do the Work” An Anti-Racist Activity Book

Democracy Now!

After a Year of Taliban Control, "Women and Girls of Afghanistan Have Lost Their Right to Be Human"

After a Year of Taliban Control, "Women and Girls of Afghanistan Have Lost Their Right to Be Human"

Democracy Now!

Afghanistan: The Taliban Cracks Down on Women's Rights as U.S. Sanctions Worsen Humanitarian Crisis

Afghanistan: The Taliban Cracks Down on Women's Rights as U.S. Sanctions Worsen Humanitarian Crisis

Mobilized

Tonight on Mobilized News: Laura Jedeed

Tonight on Mobilized News: Laura Jedeed

The Thom Hartmann Program

Why The Rich FEAR Unions Featuring Richard Wolff

Why The Rich FEAR Unions Featuring Richard Wolff

The Stephanie Miller Show

Dr. Irwin Talks Covid and Monkeypox

Dr. Irwin Talks Covid and Monkeypox

Democracy Now!

Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 19, 2022

Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 19, 2022

Related

Democracy Now!

"There Are Good Reasons to Defund the FBI. They Have Nothing to Do with Trump": Alex Vitale

"There Are Good Reasons to Defund the FBI. They Have Nothing to Do with Trump": Alex Vitale

Democracy Now!

Mike Pompeo & CIA Sued for Spying on Americans Who Visited Julian Assange in Embassy in U.K.

Mike Pompeo & CIA Sued for Spying on Americans Who Visited Julian Assange in Embassy in U.K.

Democracy Now!

Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 16, 2022

Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 16, 2022

Democracy Now!

"Will We Become Our Enemy?": After Salman Rushdie Assassination Attempt, See Rare Address

"Will We Become Our Enemy?": After Salman Rushdie Assassination Attempt, See Rare Address

Proud Partners