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Supreme Court to Hear Cases on LGBT Issues in Workplaces

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that later this year the justices will hear arguments on whether federal law forbids discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, in the first major LGBT cases since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.

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FCC Launches Inquiry into TV Diversity

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched an inquiry into the state of diverse programming on television, seeking to determine whether independent programmers face undue burdens in gaining carriage from traditional cable operators and other multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs).

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US Supreme Court Devises Test for Discrimination Claims of Pregnant Workers

In a 6-3 opinion this week, the United States Supreme Court evaluated the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and devised a new test for determining discrimination claims for employees who become pregnant. America’s highest court reversed a decision by a lower court holding that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act does not give pregnant women “a ‘most favored nation’ status.” A United Parcel Service (UPS) worker sued UPS because they did not put her in a lighter-duty position after she became pregnant.

Peggy Young talks to reporters as she departs the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington