In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss Bostock v. Clayton County, the recent Supreme Court decision protecting gay and transgender people from workplace discrimination.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- In an unexpected victory for LGBTQ activists, the Supreme Court decided last week that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender people from discrimination at work. Natalia and Niki referred to this helpful Slate piece on the legal theories of textualism and originalism, and to Rebecca Onion’s explanation of the legend behind the “because of sex” clause in the Civil Rights Act. Neil referenced our own conversation on Episode 22 about Justice Antonin Scalia’s judicial legacy.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia recommended the new podcast, Conspirituality.
- Neil discussed Eric Cervini’s new book, The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America.
- Niki shared Jennifer Schuessler’s New York Times article, “The Long Battle Over ‘Gone With the Wind.’” She also referred to Jacqueline Stewart’s CNN article, “Why We Can’t Turn Away from ‘Gone with the Wind.’”