May 03, 2019
The Committee rejected three Republican amendments to:
Republicans also raised concerns about the courts determining the “appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics” that identify an individual’s “gender identity.”
Outlook: The bill is expected to be passed by the House within the next few months. Senate action in the current Congress is considered unlikely. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider in its next term whether Title VII protections apply to sexual orientation and gender identity. The case will very likely propel the issue to greater prominence in the 2020 presidential campaign.