The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in two landmark cases concerning LGBTQ+ employment rights.
The court first heard oral argument in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. This case was consolidated for oral argument with a similar case, Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda. Both cases involved a gay male plaintiff who alleged that he was fired on the basis of sexual orientation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Specifically, the plaintiffs argued that “because of … sex” in the Civil Rights Act implies coverage of sexual orientation.