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Justice Thomas at Pepperdine Law School. The county urged the court to dismiss the case, arguing that Title VII does not apply to discrimination based on sexual orientation. Sexton said he had not yet discussed the bill with his colleagues in the legislature and was unsure whether it had a shot at succeeding this time around, but noted that new House leadership and more than two dozen new members in the chamber could possibly play a factor. The first petition against the Section making gay sex a criminal offence was filed after a group of health workers was denied permission to distribute condoms among male inmates in Tihar Jail of Delhi by the then superintendent Kiran Bedi. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. On Thursday, the justices met for their May 30 conference; John Elwood's Relist Watch compiles the petitions that were relisted for this conference.
Over time, these laws left a psychic mark. The justices also agreed to decide the separate question of whether Title VII bars discrimination against transgender people. Milestones for LGBT rights. Texas counties refuse marriage license for gay couples. There is also a growing visibility of LGBTI people in Kenya, which has helped to give a face to an issue that was previously rather abstract to most Kenyans.