Question 22 of 23 in In The News 2020
Started Sep 27, 2019 05:00PM UTC   •   Closing Jul 01, 2020 06:59AM UTC

In Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., will the Supreme Court rule that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibition against employment discrimination “because of…sex” encompasses discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation?

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Donald Zarda, a former sky-diving instructor, was terminated from his job after an alleged incident with a customer (Oyez, Case Text). After losing a sex discrimination suit claiming that he was dismissed for being homosexual, Zarda appealed and ultimately prevailed in the Second Circuit asserting, among other things, that he was protected as a homosexual under the Civil Rights Act (Case Text). The former employer filed this appeal (SCOTUSBlog). The Supreme Court is expected to hand down its decision in its 2019 term, but if it does not, the question will close as no. If the Court decides this case without addressing this question's particular issue of law, the question will close as no.

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