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Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

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Posted at 7:08 AM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 10:08:52-04

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people.

The justices say Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation. Another case involves a funeral home employee who was fired after disclosing that she was transitioning from male to female and dressed as a woman.

The cases will be argued in the fall, with decisions likely by June 2020 in the middle of the presidential election campaign.