SCOTUS Rules On LGBT Issue, Texas Values Responds
Austin, Texas – Today the United States Supreme Court issued a decision indicating that “sex” as defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could also mean “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in an employment discrimination case. The cases included Bostock v. Clayton County Georgia, Altitude Express, Inc., et al. v. Zarda et al., and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Texas Values joined a legal amicus brief for Harris Funeral Homes case at the US Supreme Court supporting the funeral home owners.
Harris Funeral Home was sued by a former employee who is male. The former employee, who for the majority of his employment at the funeral home dressed and identified as a man, suddenly began to dress as a woman and justified his change in dress by claiming he was planning to transition to a woman.
Texas Values President and Attorney Jonathan Saenz said: “The Court’s ruling redefining “sex” to mean “gender identity” or “sexual orientation” creates chaos. This type of rewrite of the 1964 Civil Rights Act has been repeatedly rejected by Congress and the Texas Legislature. This judicial overreach will be devastating for America; including healthcare – such as forcing employers to pay for sex change operations, issues of free speech – punishing people for the use of the wrong pronoun, a loss for amateur and professional women in sports; and finally, this ruling could jeopardize longstanding religious liberty protections for churches and religious nonprofits. Elected officials must respond and correct this political power grab by the unelected judiciary immediately.”
For more details on this decision, please see this.
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