bostock v clayton county case brief
Does the ordinary meaning of that phrase encompass discrimination because of sexual orientation? Waite • 16-111, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission] 7.  In a 6–3 decision, the Court held that Title VII protections pursuant to § 2000e-2(a)(1) did extend to cover sexual orientation and gender identity. 745 0 obj <>stream And we will do so with the kind of hope and confidence that can only be found in Christ. foreclosed the possibility of a Title VII action alleging discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation as a form of sex discrimination. 42 U. S. C. §2000e–2(a)(1).  The Eleventh Circuit relied on two prior cases: its previous ruling in Evans, and Blum v. Gulf Oil Corp. from the Fifth Circuit in 1976. Roberts • The case was consolidated with Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, a similar case of apparent discrimination due to sexual orientation from the Second Circuit, but which had added to a circuit split. Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia was a case argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on October 8, 2019, during the court's October 2019-2020 term. , There was some surprise that Gorsuch, a conservative-leaning Trump appointee, wrote the majority opinion supporting LGBT employment rights. These cases and a related case, R.G. The action of an appellate court overturning a lower court's decision. The Eleventh Circuit's ruling in Evans conflicted with that of the Seventh Circuit in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (2017) in which, by an 8–3 decision, the Circuit found that discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation violated Title VII. Paterson •  The combined Bostock and Altitude Express cases drew numerous amicus curiae briefs. " Click here for more information. " Alito was critical of the majority decision: There is only one word for what the Court has done today: legislation. They have advanced powerful policy arguments and can take pride in today's result. Bostock sued in federal court for gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He characterized Gorsuch's majority opinion in Bostock as "glorifying textualism in its narrowest literalist conception". Hodges. To return a case or claim to a lower court for additional proceedings. Cushing • Passage of these bills have generally failed from partisan politics. The Supreme Court certified the petition in April 2019, and consolidated the case with Altitude Express.  President Donald Trump neither praised nor criticized the ruling, and stated in response to the decision that "some people were surprised" but said that the court had "ruled and we live with their decision". & G.R.  Carrie Severino, the president of the conservative Judicial Crisis Network and a former law clerk of Justice Thomas, said, "Justice Scalia would be disappointed that his successor has bungled textualism so badly today, for the sake of appealing to college campuses and editorial boards".