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In LGBT Rights Cases, Issues of Statutory Interpretation – September 24, 2019

Gay rights advocates have lobbied Congress for more than 40 years to pass a law—the so-called Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) —to prohibit employers from discriminating against employees or job applicants on the basis of sexual orientation or, later, on the basis of gender identity. Now, those same groups are urging the Supreme Court to rule that the federal law known as Title VII already includes those protections as part of the provision that prohibits discrimination "because of" an individual's sex. In this Court Report, court expert Kenneth Jost discusses LGBT advocates’ long journey seeking employment discrimination protections, and how the issue might come to a head in the 2019–2020 Term.