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Supreme Court Makes Ruling That Workers Cannot Be Fired For Being Homosexual Or Transgender

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In news that shouldn’t surprise anyone in the slightest as it seems fairly obvious what direction such a case would go when it reached the bench of the Supreme Court, a decision by SCOTUS has affirmed that a person cannot be fired being gay or transgender.

The court’s vote was 6-3, with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Neil Gorsuch siding with liberal justices in the case of Barstock v. Clayton County, which is actually a consolidation of cases where gay and transgender individuals argued that Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex should be expanded.

Here’s more on the decision from The Washington Examiner:

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“In Title VII, Congress adopted broad language making it illegal for an employer to rely on an employee’s sex when deciding to fire that employee. We do not hesitate to recognize today a necessary consequence of that legislative choice: An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law,” Gorsuch wrote in the court’s majority opinion.

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The case was heard in October and was the court’s first on the issue since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who delivered the decisive swing vote in 2015’s landmark Obergefell v. Hodges case that established a right to gay marriage. The arguments pitted two definitions of “sex” against each other: those in favor of transgender protections, arguing that it is determined by gender identity and those opposed advocating for the traditional biological definition.

Gorsuch, who usually rules with the court’s conservative wing, indicated then that he saw a strong case for employment protections for transgender people, based on precedent in past interpretations of “sex” as gender identity. Although he warned of “massive social upheaval” should the court rule in favor of transgender protections, Gorsuch said that he was “really close, really close” in thinking that Title VII could reasonably be interpreted to include them.

So what’s the big deal about this decision?

Well, the implications go far beyond the average employer and reach into the realm of religious institutions or businesses. Many such companies and organizations are against gay marriage and have stances on cultural issues like transgenderism that go against the prevailing liberal narrative. This ruling means that religious organizations may not be able to let go of employees based on lifestyles that offend their beliefs, which is in turn, a violation of their right of freedom of religion.

Imagine a church finding out one of the members of the senior pastoral staff is a homosexual and them not being able to let him go, despite his lifestyle choices conflicting with sacredly held beliefs about who has the right to teach and what to teach, to the congregation. That’s why this is problematic.

When it comes to normal, regular businesses that don’t have such religious foundations, it doesn’t make sense for someone who is gay or transgender to be fired over that particular lifestyle choice. It’s a whole new ballgame when it comes down to churches and other organizations with religious foundations who have beliefs that conflict with the ruling.

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Ocasio-Cortez Not Happy Trump Called Her AOC During Debate; Says It’s Sexist

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During the last presidential debate held on Thursday night, President Donald Trump referred to everyone’s least favorite Democratic Socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, by her initials, “AOC,” which pretty much everyone calls her by. However, it appears this did not settle well with her. In fact, she considered it to be sexist and demands that the president call her “congresswoman.” Here’s more from The Daily Wire: “I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames or first names while using titles & last names when referring to men of = stature. Women notice. It conveys a lot,” she tweeted. “AOC is a name given to me by community & the people. Y’all can call me AOC. Government colleagues referring to each other in a public or professional context (aka who don’t know me like that) should refer to their peers as ‘Congresswoman,’ ‘Representative,’ etc. Basic respect 101,” she continued. https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1319497076842110976 https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1319499191551447041 The responses to AOC’s tweet were varied, with a lot of conservatives pointing out that there’s a big difference between nicknames and the use of a person’s initials. Many went on to note that President Trump often refers to men with more personal names, for example, referring to Joe Biden as simply, “Joe.” And, as you might expect, progressives eager to be white knights showed up to defend her from the big, bad orange man. “AOC is not a nickname, they’re your initials. JFK is also not a nickname. The FBI, again, is not a nickname. You can maybe say that Trump should’ve still used your official title, but Obama was also referenced sans title, and you don’t see him whining about it on Twitter…” said Lauren Chen in a tweet. “As a fellow…

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Biden Says He Never Called For End To Fracking During Debate, But He Did Back In 2019

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President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden went head-to-head in Thursday night’s final presidential debate on the topic of energy police and how their plans for reform might impact American workers. During the debate, held in Nashville, Tennessee, the president accused Biden of going all in on a radical leftist environmental agenda that would completely ban fracking and obliterate the oil industry. Via Fox News: During their debate in Nashville, Tenn., Trump accused Biden of embracing a radical environmental agenda that would ban fracking and destroy the oil industry. “He was against fracking,” Trump said. “He said it … until he got the nomination, went to Pennsylvania, then he said — but you know what Pennsylvania, he’ll be against it very soon because his party is totally against it.” “Fracking on federal land, I said, no fracking and/or oil on federal land,” Biden shot back. The problem here is that fracking provides hundreds of thousands of jobs in this country. To seek to ban it and get rid of it would put all of these fine people out of work and do massive damage to the economy. Way back in 2019, Biden was asked during a Democratic primary debate if there would be “any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration?” “No, we would — we would work it out. We would make sure it’s eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those, either — any fossil fuel,” the former vice president replied. During the debate on Thursday, the president pressed hard on Biden to answer if he would shut down the oil industry. “I would transition from the oil industry, yes,” Biden said. Biden has also come out in favor of the Green New Deal. This piece of socialistic garbage…

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