NBC NEWS. Washington: The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling protecting LGBTQ rights in the workplace sets the stage for another major legal fight over the scope of religious rights exemptions to certain federal laws that could dilute the landmark decision's impact.
The justices ruled 6-3 on Monday that federal employment law safeguards gay and transgender employees from discrimination but failed to resolve some related legal questions. One of them is whether the court, which has 5-4 conservative majority, will expand the ability of individuals, businesses and organizations to cite religious beliefs when contesting government actions such as enforcement of anti-discrimination laws.
In their next term, which starts in October, the justices will decide whether Philadelphia violated the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and religion in how it dealt with an organization that is part of the cit's Roman Catholic archdiocese. (To read the complete article, Click Here.