Supreme Court Starts New Term, To Hear Civil Rights Argument

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 9:48 am
By: News On 6, Rachel Roberts

A new Supreme Court term is underway, and it's already shaping up to be historic.

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the term's most closely watched case: over whether federal law protects LGBTQ employees from job discrimination.

Ultimately, the Justices are considering whether the landmark 1964 civil rights law-- that outlawed discrimination based on race, religion, origin and sex-- also extends workplace protections to the LGBTQ community.

In the months to come, the high-court will take up almost every other hot-button issue from abortion to immigration to gun rights.

This will also be the first time the court considers these issues with new Justice Brett Kavanaugh serving on it.