The Development, Interpretation and Scope of the Word "Sex" within Title VII: With Particular Reference to "Sexual Orientation."


This is a paper demonstrating the shortcomings of the current jurisprudence in the U.S. with regards to the readings of Title VII's construction of the word "sex." Currently sexual minorities are not considered within Title VII and therefore sexual minorities are not offered the same protections under this Congressional Act. This paper shows how this is a misreading of the statute and how it should include protection for sexual minorities.


Labor and Employment Law | Law and Gender | Sexuality and the Law

Date of this Version

November 2006