Morning Reads for Tuesday, October 8

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The case of a Georgia man who claims he was fired due to his sexual orientation is front & center in SCOTUS arguments today. Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia is consolidated with Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda in arguments regarding whether or not Title VII’s “because of…sex” provisions extend to sexual orientation as applied to employment discrimination.

In separate arguments (also today), the same provision will be scrutinized in regard to gender identity in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Amy Howe previews all three cases for SCOTUSblog.

chefdavid
chefdavid

Dang sky hippie. The whole case is the word “sex” as written in the 1964. I would say sex meant male/female not she/male, he/she, or gay. It will be interesting.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

I agree it will be interesting. Three vastly different cases, different issues, all trying to win sex discrimination.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Good link. “In their briefs in the Supreme Court, Bostock and Zarda argue that the text of Title VII clearly applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation:… After all, they reason, a woman would not have been fired for being attracted to men.”

One of the opposing arguments to the point above could be summed up, “Well, we fire lesbians when they come out too.”

John Vestal
John Vestal

Also from Amy Howe (and also h/t SCOTUSblog) Argument Analysis

chefdavid
chefdavid

If I am a woman and I would identify better as a big breasted woman should the University pay for my breast augmentation? When does this madness to our tax dollars stop?

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

No. You disqualified yourself by being a woman already. Doesn’t even compare to the case reported. Totally different circumstances.