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Brett Kavanaugh Is About To Make Homophobic Discrimination In The Workplace Completely Legal



Justice Brett Kavanaugh is possibly the least suitable person to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States imaginable. He has a proven track record of approving ultra conservative measures whenever given the chance, and he has a long string of horrific sexual assault allegations next to his name, whihc were never properly investigated before he was confirmed to sit on the bench of the highest court in the land. President Donald Trump pushed through his nomination in spite of all tha because, in keeping with the trends he has set throughout the two and a bit years that he has served so far in the high office of President of the United States and leader of the free world, he does not care about anything except forcing his Draconian right wing politics on America.

We are now starting to see the appalling consequences of having someone like Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, and the awful ways it affects the lives of everyday Americans. The Supreme Court is about to rule on a case concerning LGBT+ rights, and if anything Kavanaugh has ever said or done before is anything to go by, things are about to get a lot more difficult for LGBT+ people in America:

Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda and Bostock v. Clayton County both ask whether existing federal law prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC asks the same question about anti-trans discrimination. In all three cases, the legal arguments against saying that such discrimination is forbidden are exceedingly weak. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids employment discrimination “because of . . . sex” (the word “sex” in this context refers to gender and not to sexual intercourse), and it is difficult to argue that firing someone for being LGBTQ is not a form on gender discrimination.

So if the Supreme Court follows the law in ZardaBostock, and Harris Funeral Homes, they will rule in favor of the plaintiffs in a 9-0 decision. That outcome, however, is unlikely. If a decade of increasingly ridiculous judicial opinions striking down Obamacare has taught the legal profession anything, it should be that, in politically charged cases, judges are more likely to behave like raw partisans rather than as jurists. Republicans control a majority on the Supreme Court. Republicans oppose LGBTQ rights. It’s not hard to guess how ZardaBostock, and Harris Funeral Homes are likely to be decided.

It is horrible that we have reached this point. We need a Blue Wave.





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