Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is joining his counterparts in 21 other states who argue in a Supreme Court case that federal anti-discrimination laws protect LGBTQ employees in the workplace. It’s a result of companies in New York and Michigan, and a county in Georgia firing gay or transgender employees. The coalition of states contends the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identification. The respondents in one of the cases cite religious freedom. In the other cases, they say the firings were due to inappropriate behavior in the workplace.
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