Trump Pushes Supreme Court To Declare Firing Someone For Being Gay As Legal
The Trump administration continues its war against the LGBTQ community. This time, the administration has urged the United States Supreme Court to rule that firing an employee just because they are gay is perfectly legal.
In a 34-page brief, signed by Trump Solicitor General Noel Francisco, the Trump administration argues that it is the opinion of the administration’s Dept. of Justice that a “plain text” reading of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect gay people in the workplace from discrimination, including firing for being gay, according to The Washington Blade.
“The question here is not whether Title VII should forbid employment discrimination because of sexual orientation, but whether it already does,” the brief says. “The statute’s plain text makes clear that it does not; discrimination because of ‘sex’ forbids treating members of one sex worse than similarly situated members of the other — and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, standing alone, does not result in such treatment.”