Case: R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC (10/08/19)

QUESTION PRESENTED:  Whether the word "sex" in Title VII's prohibition on discrimination "because of ... sex," 42 U.S.C. 2000e-2(a)(l), meant "gender identity" and included "transgender status" when Congress enacted Title VII in 1964.  Whether Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, 490 U.S. 228 (1989), prohibits employers from applying sex-specific policies according to their employees' sex rather than their gender identity. GRANTED LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WHETHER TITLE VII PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST TRANSGENDER PEOPLE BASED ON (1) THEIR STATUS AS TRANSGENDER OR (2) SEX STEREOTYPING UNDER PRICE WATERHOUSE v. HOPKINS, 490 U. S. 228 (1989). Argument Transcript: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2019/18-107_c18e.pdf --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scotus/support

QUESTION PRESENTED: 

  1. Whether the word "sex" in Title VII's prohibition on discrimination "because of ... sex," 42 U.S.C. 2000e-2(a)(l), meant "gender identity" and included "transgender status" when Congress enacted Title VII in 1964. 
  2. Whether Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, 490 U.S. 228 (1989), prohibits employers from applying sex-specific policies according to their employees' sex rather than their gender identity.

GRANTED LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WHETHER TITLE VII PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST TRANSGENDER PEOPLE BASED ON (1) THEIR STATUS AS TRANSGENDER OR (2) SEX STEREOTYPING UNDER PRICE WATERHOUSE v. HOPKINS, 490 U. S. 228 (1989).

Argument Transcript: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2019/18-107_c18e.pdf

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