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WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Supreme Court left multiple questions regarding religious liberty unanswered but provided some hope in its landmark decision for gay and transgender rights, said advocates for the First Amendment freedom.
In a 6-3 opinion Monday (June 15), the high court ruled the category "sex" in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act encompasses "sexual orientation" and "gender identity," thereby providing non-discrimination protections for homosexual and transgender employees. Religious liberty defenders said the justices' decision left employers with biblical convictions on sexuality open to legal challenges. Read More