UNITED STATES, APPELLANTS,
The phrase “transgender” made its first appearance in a Supreme Court argument, as did “cisgender” — the term for an individual whose gender identity matches how they had been recognized at birth — and the gender-ambiguous character “Pat” from “Saturday Night Live” skits that aired in the course of the Nineties. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., whose questions in courtroom gave no sign about his views on the case, was careful with pronouns, at one level using the neutral “they” to check with a person.
Oral argument read from a ready textual content just isn’t favored. Stanford University law professor Pamela S. Karlan, representing the 2 homosexual employees, stated the court docket needn’t update the 1964 regulation to search out that intercourse performs a role when somebody is fired due to sexual orientation. Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, the court docket’s latest member, saved a low profile through the two hours of argument, asking just one query.
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