Talbot in ‘Law360’ on Nonbinary Bias after ‘Bostock’
Denver Partner Tracy Talbot, co-chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s global LGBTQ* Affinity Group, was quoted June 19 by Law360 regarding potential issues facing nonbinary people even after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County. Although the decision says gay and transgender people are protected from workplace bias, gender expression – or the way a person outwardly manifests their gender identity through things like appearance or mannerisms – wasn’t brought up at all. “It’s amazing to see that the court was even dealing with the transgender issue,” Talbot said. “But I think it’s almost easier for them to kind of view it as black or white, male or female, gay or straight, or whatever it might be. And so this nonbinary gray-area … [it’s] not a taboo topic for the court but they’re not as comfortable with that middle ground maybe.”
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