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BREAKING: Federal Court Just Shut Down DOJ’s New Anti-Gay Policy

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BREAKING: Federal Court Just Shut Down DOJ’s New Anti-Gay Policy

President Trump’s Justice Department just suffered another defeat Tuesday after a Federal court shut down the department’s new anti-gay legal posture.

On Tuesday’s arguments in Zarda v. Altitude Express, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit had a burning question for Donald Trump’s Department of Justice on Tuesday: What are you doing in our courthouse? By the end of the day, the answer still wasn’t clear. Something else was, though: The DOJ’s new anti-gay legal posture is not going to be received with open arms by the federal judiciary.

As reported by Slate Magazine, “the case revolves around a question of statutory interpretation: whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaws anti-gay workplace discrimination. Title VII bars employment discrimination “because of sex,” which many federal courts have interpreted to encompass sexual orientation discrimination. So on Tuesday, all of the judges convened to consider joining the chorus of courts that believe Title VII already prohibits anti-gay discrimination in the workplace.”

When arguments concluded, the court rejected the DOJ’s absurd theories and ruled that Title VII already proscribes anti-gay employment discrimination. After Tuesday’s performance, it became clear that the Justice Department’s flagrantly political intrusion irked even the Republican appointees.

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