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Justice Dept. argues Civil Rights Act does not bar discrimination on basis of sexual orientation

August 01, 2017

In a recent 36-page brief, the US Justice Department argued that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on the other hand, has argued in the same case that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a kind of sex discrimination.

Over the past year, federal courts have issued different rulings on the question.


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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Aug. 04, 2017 3:27 PM ET USA

    The clear wording of the law says "sex" which is male or female. There are those who would like to muddy the water for a political agenda. That is the reason there is so much bad information out there. Confuse everyone and everything enough and you begin to make it to mean what liberal agenda wants.

  • Posted by: brenda22890 - Aug. 02, 2017 9:26 AM ET USA

    One of the most important decisions confronting the U.S. today - inseparable from a pro-life agenda.