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Denver Partner Tracy Talbot, co-chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s global LGBTQ* Affinity Group, was quoted June 16 by Law360 regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. In this landmark case, the court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees against discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Talbot said that while Justice Neil Gorsuch’s majority opinion was based in textualist language, the petitioners’ briefs “crystallized” the analysis in clear terms. “There was a clear focus of the drafters [of the briefs] to really simplify the textual analysis,” she said. “And to the extent it worked with Gorsuch, it apparently did.”

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