U.S. Supreme Court Hears Cases on LGBT Rights

On October 8th, just the second day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2019-2020 Term, the nine justices of the Court listened to oral arguments in three cases on LGBT rights, the Altitude Express v. Zarda, Bostock v. Clayton County, and Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC. The Zarda and Bostock cases involve the issue of whether discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation can be “sex” discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Harris Funeral…

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City Passes Revised Sick Leave Ordinance, But Faces Injunction Hearing Soon

On October 3rd, the San Antonio City Council passed a revised sick leave ordinance, now called the “Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance.” ┬áThe vote was 8-3, with Council members Clayton Perry, Manny Pelaez, and Rebecca Viagran voting “no.” The City Council accepted all the changes that had been recommended by a sick leave commission, and on the motion of Council member Ana Sandoval added a new one, the inclusion of paid interns into the definition of “employee.” ┬áThe Council rejected…

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