The Supreme Court has stalled for a year or two a decision on whether gays and lesbians are safeguarded from job intolerance under the federal civil rights law. The justices without observation or argument refused to hear a Georgia woman’s suit that professed that she was shoved out of her job as a hospital security guard as she was a lesbian.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 says that employers must not be biased on the premise of race, sex, religion and nationality. The lower courts have diverged lately over whether the ban on sex prejudice includes discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Lawyers for Lambda Legal wished the high court would perceive the case of Jameka K. Evans vs. Georgia Regional Hospital to determine the discussion and complicate a resolution with country wide influence. However, the case has some methodical inadequacies. Evans lodged indigenous protestations without a lawyer and did not serve papers on the hospital; the outcome was that the hospital said it would not engage in the case.
Gregory Nevins, director of Lambda’s Employment Fairness Project, said that the court action was disheartening. The Supreme Court is detaining the unavoidable and vacating a dichotomy in the circuits that will originate skepticism across the country. However, this was not a ‘no’ but a ‘not yet.’ He was indicating to the court’s directive that refusing to hear reconsideration is not a resolution. But estranging the Evans case virtually means that the High Court will not statute on the issue until 2019.