Matt Staver of Liberty Counsel discusses the LGBTQ challenge of the 1964 civil rights act.

Matt Staver of Liberty Counsel discusses the LGBTQ challenge of the 1964 civil rights act.

Amicus briefs defending the current Title VII 1964 Civil Rights Act have been filed. The cases before the Supreme Court challenge the 1964 Civil Rights Act by stating that it should expand to sexual orientation or gender identity. These cases have huge implications for religious liberty.

Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on three cases that are challenging Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Here is a portion of their press statement. 

Employment Cases Go to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Liberty Counsel filed two amicus briefs in support of employers in three Supreme Court cases regarding whether federal anti-discrimination laws should apply to “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” The High Court will hear the cases on October 8, 2019.

The Supreme Court’s order refers to Title VII, the part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin. Two lower federal courts disagreed on whether the plain wording of the word “sex” should include “sexual orientation.” A third case ruled that the law should include “gender identity.” To include either term would require the law to be re-written, which is the prerogative of the legislature.

 

 

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