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Supreme Court becomes super-legislature in recent cases


June 24, 2020

By John A. Sparks

The Supreme Court has just rendered historic decisions in three cases concerning Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Justice Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal wing of the court to produce a surprising 6-3 majority holding that a gay sky-diving instructor (Altitude Express v. Zarda), a gay child-welfare-services-coordinator (Bostock v. Clayton County), and a male funeral employee transgendering to a woman (Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC), wer...

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