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Law of the Land: Civil Rights Act of ’64 Protects LGBTQ Workers, Too
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Law of the Land: Civil Rights Act of ’64 Protects LGBTQ Workers, Too

WASHINGTON—In a landmark 6-3 decision June 15, the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s ban on employment discrimination on the basis of sex extends to sexual orientation and gender identity. “Today, we must decide whether an employer can fire someone simply for being homosexual or transgender,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote, joined…

NYC Public Advocate, Others Jeer Expansion of Religious Exemption Law
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NYC Public Advocate, Others Jeer Expansion of Religious Exemption Law

New York, NY – This past week, Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams issued a statement opposing a proposed Department of Labor Rule that would expand the ability of employers to claim religious exemption “and so excuse any potential discriminatory conduct as necessary in keeping with the practice of their faith.” The U. S. Department of…