Don Balasa (JD, MBA) is a member of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, serves as CBMW’s legal counsel, and is an adjunct professor at Trinity International University.
On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, an important federal employment law case. The Court decided that employers covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are prohibited from discriminating against employees (or prospective employees) because of homosexuality or transgender status.
I have been asked whether this decision will interfere with the hiring and firing decisions of religious entities. The following analysis answers this question.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids employers that fall within its jurisdiction from discriminating against employees on the basis of “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” The issue presented to the Supreme Court in Bostock was whether…