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Supreme Court to Weigh LGBT Workplace Rights This Fall

A series of cases will go before the court, all addressing Title VII

Gerald Bostock says he’s convinced his participation in a gay softball league was why he was fired from his job running the child-advocate program at the juvenile court in Clayton County, Georgia.

The Atlanta-area county’s decision sent “a homophobic message that we do not approve of your sexual orientation,” Bostock said.

But Bostock might never get to test his allegations in court. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is set to use his case to consider whether federal law gives gay people any protection against employment discrimination. The court will hear arguments on Oct. 8, the second day of its new nine-month term.

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