Roberts Seen As Swing Vote In High Court LGBT Rights Case

Law360 (May 3, 2019, 10:06 PM EDT) -- Though it's anyone's guess how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the question of whether LGBT workers are protected by Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination, experts say Chief Justice John Roberts will likely be the one who casts the deciding vote in what's expected to be a blockbuster 5-4 decision.

After months of delays, the high court in mid-April accepted three closely watched cases that center on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects gay and transgender workers from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The cases are Altitude Express v. Zarda and...

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