SCOTUS Decision Threatens Religious Liberty

SCOTUS Decision Threatens Religious Liberty

( – Religious liberty is one of the big issues being addressed with this round of Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) hearings. Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the SCOTUS majority opinion on R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this past weekend. He was President Donald Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Court and was expected to lean right on cases.

However, his joining the majority in this judgment protecting gay, lesbian, and transgender workers upset the status quo.

Under this new ruling, the definition of sex under Title VII will include sexual orientation and gender identity when dealing with employment discrimination. In response to this attack on religious freedom in the workplace, Justice Samuel Alito fought back with a dissent.

His dissent relayed that the SCOTUS stepped beyond its constitutionally-given duty to interpret the Constitution. Instead, this decision let SCOTUS legislate by changing Title VII. This contradicts the powers given to the Court in Article III of the Constitution.

As religious liberty in the workplace continues to come under attack, many business owners second-guess their ability to run their businesses according to their religious beliefs and morals. Additionally, with the growing power of the Supreme Court, Americans may lose trust in the laws as they’re written and how they’re understood and interpreted.

Now, more than ever, rule of law, equality, and freedom are essential to preserving American prosperity.

~Here’s to Your Prosperity!

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