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General News    H3'ed 6/16/20

Gay Rights Are Civil Rights; The SC says you can't be fired for being gay or transgender.

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 'The bottom line is that Congress wrote a law with inrntionally broad language, and “ours is a society of written laws.”“Sex plays a necessary & undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids.” It does not matter whether the employe had additional reasons for the firing: “Intentionally burning down a neighbor’s house is arson, even if the perpetrator’s ultimate intention is only to improve the view!” Nor can an employer avoid the law’s prohibition by claiming it treats all men or all women the same. In a  dissent Justices Alito, & Thomas argued that the court’s job is to interpret statutes to “mean what they conveyed to reasonable people at the time they were written.” But,  it’s hard to imagine these justices applying the same logic to the meaning of the Second Amendment, which reasonable people at the time understood to apply to bayonets and muskets.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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