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Virtual Legality Episode 246

SCOTUS in Brief: LGBTQ Discrimination Declared Illegal (Bostock)

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In a momentous 6-3 ruling in the case of "Bostock v Clayton County, Georgia", the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has determined that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 completely prohibits discrimination based on an individual's status as homosexual or transgender.

But, wait, did that just say 172 pages?

Time to dive in...in Virtual Legality.

#SCOTUS #Bostock #LGBTQ


Discussed in this episode:

"BOSTOCK v. CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA"
No. 17-1618
https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/17-1618_hfci.pdf

"Unlawful employment practices"
42 USC 2000e-2(a)
https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:42 section:2000e-2 edition:prelim)


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
0:00 Introduction
2:29 Opinion Introduction
5:49 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Text (42 USC 2000e-2(a))
6:38 The Case at Hand
7:35 The Meaning of "Sex" in 1964
10:55 On "But-For" Causation
12:02 Legal Reasoning (THE CRUX OF THE DECISION)
16:39 A Textualist Reading?
18:25 Dissent (Alito and Thomas)
23:28 Dissent (Kavanaugh)
29:06 Conclusion

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