The Supreme Court announced Monday it has accepted three cases involving gay and transgender employees, and will deliver rulings on whether federal anti-discrimination laws prohibit employers from firing workers due to their sexual orientation and gender identity. The cases — Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia; Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda; and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC — will be decided during the court's term that will start in October. The justices will consider whether the protections granted by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — which forbids discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, and sex — also applies to people based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.

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