A transgender woman named Alison Gill, from Maryland, joins LGBT supporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in its first cases on LGBT rights since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy was a voice for gay rights while his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, is regarded as more conservative. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A transgender woman named Alison Gill, from Maryland, joins LGBT supporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in its first cases on LGBT rights since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy was a voice for gay rights while his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, is regarded as more conservative. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

U.S. Supreme Court appears divided over suits by LGBT workers

The issue is whether employer decisions based on sexual orientation and gender ID qualify as sex discrimination.

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