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Supreme Court will hear landmark case on LGBTQ job protections

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The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear whether the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace, AP reports.

Backdrop: Last year, the Department of Justice told the Supreme Court that federal law does not shield transgender workers from discrimination on the basis of their gender identity — a position that conflicts with the view of the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission.