The Rainbow and the Cross at the Supreme Court

The Rainbow and the Cross at the Supreme Court
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On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, holding by a 6-3 majority that the prohibition on sex discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act includes discrimination against LGBTQ+ employees. But on the question of how to balance those rights against an employer’s religious freedom, it punted the issue to a future court.

At issue were three consolidated cases from different Circuit Courts of Appeals, each of which presented the same basic fact pattern and legal issue:  Can an employer fire someone for being gay or transgendered? 

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