The answer is plainly no.[4]. The Court also rejected the argument that Congress’ failure to pass amendments to expressly include sexual orientation and transgender status should be relevant to the Court’s interpretation of the statute. The Supreme Court's June 15 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, 2020 DJDAR 5681, was hailed as a gay-trans-rights victory in employment. Under his leadership, the county won national awards for its work. Douglas • For Justice Gorsuch, delivering the majority judgment, ‘sex’ means (or meant in 1964) biological distinctions between men and women … Bostock also asserts that discrimination based on an employee’s associ… & G.R. Sadly, Mr. Zarda and Ms. Stephens both passed away before the Supreme Court issued its decision. Trimble • Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Taney • couple. Butler • Whether discrimination against an employee because of sexual orientation constitutes prohibited employment discrimination "because of ... sex" within the meaning of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. Jun 19. Not because of the immediate outcome. Clayton County, Geor-gia, fired Gerald Bostock for conduct “unbecoming” a county … JWI staff, friends, and scholars had been watching the case closely and offered their commentary on the outcome. In a case from Georgia, the federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled against Gerald Bostock, a gay employee of Clayton County, in the Atlanta suburbs. With Justice Neil Gorsuch writing a 6-3 decision for the majority, the court expanded the original meaning of the law beyond its original intent or understanding. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC. This June, a landmark decision came down in the U.S. Supreme Court for LGBTQ rights. Rutledge • The case was consolidated with another petition, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (Docket #17-1618), in which a gay employee in the county's child welfare service program was fired for his sexual orientation. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Trucking Assns., Inc., 531 U.S. 457, 468 (2001)). Campbell • McReynolds • Harris Funeral Homes v. Aimee Stephens & EEOC were combined into one decision. The cases, known as Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, and R.G. [3], Bostock filed charges against the county, alleging his termination violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In Bostock v. Clayton County, the Supreme Court answered yes by a 6–3 vote. Bostock asserts that the plain language of Title VII’s clause “because . Wilson • Clark • Change ). The question is whether Congress did that in 1964. From the ordinary public meaning of the statute’s language at the time of the law’s adoption, a straightforward rule emerges: An employer violates Title VII when it intentionally fires an individual employee based in part on sex. There, in Title VII, Congress outlawed discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Harris Funeral Homes v. Aimee Stephens & EEOC were combined into one decision. In Bostock v.Clayton County, Ga., the Court ruled that employers cannot discriminate against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.But the following month, the Court also issued a decision in favor of religious objectors to anti-discrimination protections. § 2000e-2. Your browser doesn't support the audio tag. ( Log Out /  And in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, No. My initial reaction to Bostock v. Clayton County was concern. BOSTOCK v. CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT No. Roberts • Therefore, Bostock contends that any discrimination based on sexual orientation inherently relies on a consideration of sex which Title VII prohibits. Employers in those states now need to, among other steps, review and update policies and procedures and employee benefits packages to ensure compliance. Bostock began participating in the … A court's written order commanding the recipient to either do or refrain from doing a specified act. Harris Funeral Homes v.EEOC and Aimee Stephens.These cases concern existing protections LGBTQ+ people have in employment and how Title VII’s ban on workplace sex discrimination protects them from discrimination on the basis of sexual … Grier • In Mr. Bostock’s case, the Eleventh Circuit reached the opposite conclusion and held that Title VII does not prohibit employers from firing employees for being gay. An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. 2), Title VII’s prohibition of discrimination because of 'sex' still means what it has always meant. The statute’s message for our cases is equally simple and momentous: An individual’s homosexuality or transgender status is not relevant to employment decisions. Dissenting, Justice Samuel Alito pointedly accused the Court of legislating. If the employer intentionally relies in part on an individual employee’s sex when deciding to discharge the employee—put differently, if changing the employee’s sex would have yielded a different choice by the employer—a statutory violation has occurred. Id. foreclosed the possibility of a Title VII action alleging discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation as a form of sex discrimination. Bostock v. Clayton County, GA: What this Decision Means for Women’s Representation; Bostock v. Clayton County, GA: What this Decision Means for Women’s Representation By Faith Campbell on July 01, 2020 By Faith Campbell and Claire Halffield. ... Bostock argues that an employer must first ascertain an employee’s sex before determining the employee’s sexual orientation. 140 S. Ct. 1731 (2020) (Gorsuch, J., for the judgment of the Court). Bostock denied he engaged in misconduct and alleged he was terminated for his sexual orientation. The issue came to the Supreme Court in a trio of cases that raised essentially the same question: does Title VII bar employers from discriminating against a person because they are gay or transgender? . The case came on a writA court's written order commanding the recipient to either do or refrain from doing a specified act. The Court relied heavily on the plain meaning of “because of . Fortas • For the past 45 years, bills have been introduced in Congress to add 'sexual orientation' to the list, and in recent years, bills have included 'gender identity' as well. Bostock claimed he was fired in 2013 because he is gay. To return a case or claim to a lower court for additional proceedings. Gorsuch • Brennan • . H. Jackson • Bostock means that all of those laws may also protect LGBTQ people. v. Zarda, No. Kavanaugh is following Scalia and Garner. Jay • ( Log Out /  But sex-based classifications have long been subject to intermediate scrutiny, and Bostock’s holding that discrimination against LGBTQ people is, at core, sex discrimination suggests that intermediate scrutiny should be applied to such claims moving forward. Lurton • In R.G. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides: The petitionerA party petitioning an appellate court to consider its case. INTRODUCTION. Homosexuality and transgender status are inextricably bound up with sex. The recent Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia decision, in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that an employer that fires an individual for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, has received a tremendous amount of attention. To illustrate the point as to sexual orientation, the Court offered an example of an employer with two employees—one male and one female—both of whom are attracted to men and otherwise identical in all material respects. Operations: Meghann Olshefski • Lauren Dixon • Kelly Rindfleisch • Sara Antel • Sara Horton. Alito was too kind. Livingston • The U.S. Supreme Court’s term has barely ended, but LGBT advocates are wasting no time in pushing for gains from their landmark win in Bostock v. Clayton County . Hodges decision and extending federal law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity this summer in Bostock v. Clayton County . Tom Rost is a prime example of the real victims this sweeping redefinition creates. The recent Bostock v.Clayton County, Georgia decision, in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that an employer that fires an individual for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, has received a tremendous amount of attention. On October 8, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for three cases: Altitude Express v.Zarda, Bostock v.Clayton County, GA, and R.G. Chase • 17-1618, and Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, Case No. But in all three cases, sex still was part of the decision. Swayne • Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and Aimee Stephens. Click here to contact our editorial staff, and click here to report an error. the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, holding "an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII."[2]. . [4]. Nelson • Miller • Instead, Title VII prohibits all forms of sex discrimination, however such discrimination might manifest and regardless of how else the discrimination might be characterized. The action of an appellate court confirming a lower court's decision. The Court rejected the employers’ argument that Congress did not intend Title VII to reach discrimination against LGBTQ people in 1964 when it enacted the statute. It proceeded on the assumption that, in 1964, “sex” signified male or female, and concluded that “because of” incorporated a traditional “but-for” causation standard, which the Court explained, “directs us to change one thing at a time and see if the outcome changes.” Bostock, 140 S. Ct. at 1739. & G.R. Many of us knew in 2017 that Gorsuch was not a religious conservative, whatever his … the U.S. district court's judgment. Ginsburg • Instead, the Court concluded, “[t]his elephant has never hidden in a mousehole; it has been standing before us all along.” Id. In the recent landmark Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, which ruled that discrimination against gays and lesbians qualifies as sex discrimination under the Civil Rights Act … Woodbury • 17-1618, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination. Beyond these implications, there will almost certainly be a great deal of litigation related to the interplay between federal civil rights laws and employers’ religious beliefs. During his ten-year career with Clayton County, Bostock received positive performance evaluations and numerous accolades. In this scenario, “[i]f the employer retains an otherwise identical employee who was identified as female at birth, the employer intentionally penalizes a person identified as male at birth for traits or actions that it tolerates in an employee identified as female at birth.” Bostock, 140 S. Ct. at 1741. Blatchford • The following timeline details key events in this case: Gerald Bostock was the child welfare services coordinator for the Juvenile Court of Clayton County, Georgia. Bostock also has potential implications for the standard of review that should be applied to federal equal protection claims involving discrimination against LGBTQ people. But today, in Bostock v. Clayton County, the Supreme Court delivered welcome news for our communities, and a stinging rebuke to those who would oppress us. Supreme Court cases, October term 2019-2020. if(document.getElementsByClassName("reference").length==0) if(document.getElementById('Footnotes')!==null) document.getElementById('Footnotes').parentNode.style.display = 'none'; Chief justice: Roberts Altitude Express fired Donald Zarda days after he mentioned being gay. The largest and most obvious implication is that LGBTQ people now have nationwide protection against discrimination by any employer covered by Title VII (i.e., any employer with fifteen or more employees). Associate justices: Alito • Paterson • Argued October 8, 2019—Decided June 15, 2020* In each of these cases, an employer allegedly fired a long-time employee simply for being homosexual or transgender. When it comes to Title VII, the adoption of the traditional but-for causation standard means a defendant cannot avoid liability just by citing some other factor that contributed to its challenged employment decision. Finally, the Court rejected the employers’ argument that “sex” should be construed narrowly because of the “no-elephants-and-mouseholes canon” which “recognizes that Congress does not alter fundamental details of a regulatory scheme by speaking in vague or ancillary terms.” Bostock, 140 S. Ct. at 1753 (quoting Whitman v. Am. After a decade of service, Mr Bostock began participating in a gay recreational softball league. Marshall • MAJOR CASES OF THE SUPREME COURT 2014 TERM, MAJOR CASES OF THE SUPREME COURT 2013 TERM, MAJOR CASES OF THE SUPREME COURT 2012 TERM, United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, https://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Bostock_v._Clayton_County,_Georgia&oldid=8075575, SCOTUS dissenting opinions, Brett Kavanaugh, Tracking election disputes, lawsuits, and recounts, Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing, Submit a photo, survey, video, conversation, or bio. Rational basis review has been applied to such claims since the Court’s decision in Romer v. Evans, 517 U.S. 620 (1996). sex” at the time that Title VII was enacted. The court held that a skydiving business, a funeral home, and a county social services department each unlawfully fired employees on the basis of sex or sexual identity. Department of Revenue Child Support Enforcement v. Grullon: What Process Is Due When Child Support Is Due? Many of us knew in 2017 that Gorsuch was not a religious conservative, whatever his personal politics or judicial philosophy might be. 17–1618. Between the decision in ... On October 8, the second day of hearings in the Supreme Court’s October 2019 Term, the Court will hear arguments in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, Case No. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia affirmed the case's dismissal, holding "the Eleventh Circuit has . As they were 5-4 decisions, Justice Ginsburg’s vote was necessary to the outcome in both cases. Whittaker • In June 2013, Bostock's employment was terminated for "conduct unbecoming of a county employee." 641 (2020), Fiduciary Duties in Massachusetts and Delaware Closely Held Corporations. If there is a good nonsecular reason for discrimination against LGB … Each of these employees brought suit under Title VII, alleging unlawful discrimination because of sex. Catron • Getting It Right: Bar Counsel’s Ethical Helpline Helps Lawyers Resolve Ethical Dilemmas and Avoid Sleepless Nights, E.K. Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia was a case argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on October 8, 2019, during the court's October 2019-2020 term. Harris Funeral Homes v. Aimee Stephens & EEOC were combined into one decision. Opinions of the Attorney General are formal documents rendered pursuant to specific statutory authority. In our time, few pieces of federal legislation rank in significance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Byrnes • In this case, the Eleventh Circuit ruled in favor of the county, that previous case law out of the Fifth Circuit allowed for dismissal of employees due to sexual orientation. As such, Bostock In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, No. Bostock denied he enga… Bostock, 140 S. Ct. at 1737. Iredell • The Supreme Court granted certiorari to resolve the circuit split over the scope of Title VII’s protections. of sex” prohibits sexual orientation discrimination because it is a form of sex discrimination. In a 6-3 decision written by Justice Gorsuch [pdf], the United States Supreme Court has held that "In Title VII [of the Civil Rights Act of 1964], Congress adopted broad language making it illegal for an employer to rely on an employee’s sex when deciding to fire that employee. Duvall • It doesn’t matter if other factors besides the plaintiff’s sex contributed to the decision. The potential implications of the Bostock decision are sweeping. Stevens • Justice Neil Gorsuch’s majority opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County claims to apply a simple and straightforward test: “An employer violates Title VII when it intentionally fires an individual employee based in part on sex.” But he refuses to consider what applying this simple—in reality, simplistic—test actually requires—and not just under Title VII, but under every nondiscrimination law … W. Johnson, Jr. • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin in public places, employment and education. And it doesn’t matter if the employer treated women as a group the same when compared to men as a group. Cardozo • In Bostock v Clayton County 590 US_ (2020), the US Supreme Court decided, by a 6-3 majority, that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964, discrimination “because of…sex” includes discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity. I, §7, cl. Minton • In its decision on June 15, the court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which addresses the rights of employees, protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In R.G. Bradley • Jun 22, 2020, 7:20 PM IST. the decision of the 11th Circuit in a 6-3 ruling, holding "an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII. Thus, an employer violates Title VII “if changing the employee’s sex would have yielded a different choice by the employer.” Id. Justice Neil Gorsuch participates in taking a new group photo with his fellow justices at the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., June 1, 2017. In Bostock v.Clayton County, as everyone by now knows, the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or transgender status.Dissenting, Justice Samuel Alito pointedly accused the Court of legislating. T. Johnson • Bostock v. Clayton County; Altitude Express v. Zarda; Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC; Ultimately, the Supreme Court’s decision will decide the future of LGBTQ protections in the workplace. & G.R. To illustrate the point as to transgender status, the Court provided another example of an employer who fired a transgender woman because she was assigned male at birth. presented the following questions to the court: In a 6-3 opinion, the court reversedThe action of an appellate court overturning a lower court's decision. The most recent of these was Bostock v. Clayton County. At bottom, these cases involve no more than the straightforward application of legal terms with plain and settled meanings. Shiras • Because no such amendment of Title VII has been enacted in accordance with the requirements in the Constitution (passage in both Houses and presentment to the President, Art. 17–1618, 590 U.S. ___ (2020), ... non-protected trait and insisted it was the more important factor in the adverse employment outcome. Field • *This article represents the opinions and legal conclusions of its author(s) and not necessarily those of the Office of the Attorney General. 17-1623, Donald Zarda was fired from his job as a skydiving instructor within days of mentioning to his employer that he was gay. If the employer fired the male employee because he is attracted to men, but retained the female employee who is also attracted to men, then the employer has violated Title VII because the male employee’s sex was a necessary part of the termination decision. And in any event, our duty is to interpret statutory terms to 'mean what they conveyed to reasonable people at the time they were written.' Written By Justin Pugh. Gray • B. Clayton County, Georgia, and R.G. External Relations: Alison Prange • Sara Key • Sarah Rosier • Kari Berger Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids. In June 2013, Bostock's employment was terminated for "conduct unbecoming of a county employee." Each of these employees brought suit under Title VII, alleging unlawful discrimination because of sex. The court’s decision in Bostock v Clayton Countymeans that the employment protections found in the 1964 ... Gerald Bostock was a child welfare advocate for Clayton County, Georgia, a role at which he excelled, leading the county to win national awards for its work. Latin for "to be more fully informed." Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC, No. But today, in Bostock v. Clayton County, the Supreme Court delivered welcome news for our communities, and a stinging rebuke to those who would oppress us. Title VII’s message is 'simple but momentous': An individual employee’s sex is 'not relevant to the selection, evaluation, or compensation of employees.' Reed • Even as understood today, the concept of discrimination because of 'sex' is different from discrimination because of 'sexual orientation' or 'gender identity.' You can review the lower court's opinion here. Not because homosexuality or transgender status are related to sex in some vague sense or because discrimination on these bases has some disparate impact on one sex or another, but because to discriminate on these grounds requires an employer to intentionally treat individual employees differently because of their sex. [3], In his petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, Bostock wrote, the "Eleventh Circuit has reconfirmed the split among the Circuits on this critical question of whether Title VII prohibits discrimination against an employee on the basis of sexual orientation."[3]. I hope I’ve made it clear that I am a huge supporter of LGB rights. More broadly, while the Court’s holding was limited to Title VII, Bostock may mean that other federal civil rights statutes that prohibit sex discrimination also prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and transgender status. Barbarians at the Gate Subtitle: Scotus – The Fourth Political Institution. R. Jackson • The court reversedThe action of an appellate court overturning a lower court's decision. & G.R. The question here is whether Title VII should be expanded to prohibit employment discrimination because of sexual orientation. Clayton County, Geor- ... As written, Title VII does not prohibit employment discrimination because of sexual orientation. In the landmark Bostock v. Clayton County, No. What happens to this term's major SCOTUS cases in a 4-4 split? Holmes • Gerald Bostock was the child welfare services coordinator for the Juvenile Court of Clayton County, Georgia. . Unfortunately, Aimee Stephens, a trans woman who lost her job because she lived her truth and served as one of the plaintiffs, passed away only a month ago. J. Lamar • According to the petition, "Bostock’s participation in the gay softball league and his sexual orientation were openly criticized by someone with significant influence in the Clayton County court system." McKinley • Justice Brett Kavanaugh also filed a dissenting opinion. Commonwealth v Norman: A Sea Change in Pre-Trial Electronic Surveillance, Beyond Shelter: Sustaining Public Housing Communities During and After a Pandemic, Creative Planning For The Transfer Of Family Real Estate, The Brief but Complicated Life of the Medical Parole Statute, Glendale Associates, LP v. Harris: Due Process Rights of Disabled Tenants under the Massachusetts’ Common Nuisance Statute, G.L. "[1] to the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Under the Constitution’s separation of powers, the responsibility to amend Title VII belongs to Congress and the President in the legislative process, not to this Court. Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the opinion of the court. Many will applaud today’s decision because they agree on policy grounds with the Court’s updating of Title VII. & G.R. W. Rutledge • In doing so, the Court pointed out that there is no such thing as a “canon of donut holes” where Congress’ failure to directly address a specific circumstance that falls within a more general statutory rule creates an implicit exception to that general rule. Moody • The cases, known as Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, and R.G. Justice Samuel Alito dissented joined by Justice Clarence Thomas. The Second and Sixth Circuits concluded that Title VII bars employers from firing people because of their sexual orientation (as to Mr. Zarda) or their transgender status (as to Ms. Stephens). Sutherland • Bostock v. Clayton County June 15, 2020 7:41 AM Subscribe. I was reminded of Farrow’s book this week when I read Justice Gorsuch’s opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County and surveyed the shock and outrage surrounding this Supreme Court ruling. Blair • Bottom line: Statutory Interpretation 101 instructs courts to follow ordinary meaning, not literal meaning, and to adhere to the ordinary meaning of phrases, not just the meaning of the words in a phrase. The action of an appellate court overturning a lower court's decision. The county moved to dismiss the case, arguing Title VII "does not protect [Mr. Bostock] (or anyone else) from discrimination due to his sexual orientation." I can think of no right that accrues to heterosexuals that should not accrue to homosexuals, be it marriage, adoption, survivorship benefits, etc. This is because, in firing a person for being gay or transgender, the employer has fired that person “for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex,” which is exactly what Title VII prohibits. The Court did not merely transfer the legislative power from Congress, … ... As opposed to political and illogical court decisions like that of the 6-3 majority in Bostock v. Clayton County, decisions that leave readers scratching their heads, the Kavanaugh dissent … Here again, the employee’s sex was a necessary and impermissible part of the termination decision. Van Devanter • If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already heard the news. Bostock v. Clayton County: Decided. Alito was too kind. The answer is clear. After a decade with the county, Mr. Bostock began participating in a gay recreational softball league. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Amanda Hainsworth is an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. 17-1618, Gerald Bostock was fired from his job after he began participating in a gay recreational softball league. Font Size: Writing in dissent from the majority decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito summed up the proper reaction to his colleagues’ rewriting of federal law to shoehorn “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the longstanding definition of sex: “There is only one word for what the Court has done today: legislation,” … In particular, the… The historical fact of an appointment by a Republican President hardly seemed to matter to the Justices who wrote Bostock v. Clayton County, 75 × 75. Sanford • Unfortunately, Aimee Stephens, a trans woman who lost her job because she lived her truth and served as one of the plaintiffs, passed away only a month ago. In Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., the Court ruled that employers cannot discriminate against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has protected employees from discrimination “because of … sex” for more than half a century. "[3], On appeal, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmedThe action of an appellate court confirming a lower court's decision. Strong • That has always been prohibited by Title VII’s plain terms—and that 'should be the end of the analysis.' But the following month, the Court also issued a decision in favor of religious objectors to anti-discrimination protections. On June 12, the Supreme Court affirmed the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community to take action if they experience discrimination in the workplace (Bostock v. Clayton County). Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Ballotpedia features 318,628 encyclopedic articles written and curated by our professional staff of editors, writers, and researchers. You’ve probably read at least a half dozen news articles and social media statuses about the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer . Although Massachusetts’s nondiscrimination law has protected LGBTQ people from employment discrimination for years, see G.L. Over time, Title VII has been construed to prohibit a range of different forms of sex discrimination, including sex stereotyping and sexual harassment. c. 139, § 19, Practice Tips for Navigating the Investigative Process at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Solar Project Development: the Special Case of Agrivoltaic Projects, In the Matter of a Grand Jury Investigation, 485 Mass. The Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, finding removal based on their sexual or gender orientation to violate the Civil Rights Act 1964. It is an "order issued by the U.S. Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case it will hear on appeal.". The case was consolidated with another petition, Bostock v. 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