Zarda v. Altitude Express: Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Protect Against Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual-Orientation?

By Bryce Wachtell (PO ’21) On Monday, February 26th, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Zarda v. Altitude Express. The case resurrected an increasingly-pressing legal question: does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act—which explicitly encompasses protections against employer discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin—also implicitly protect…