And they have tailored their arguments to resonate with a seemingly unlikely bloc on the court: its five conservatives. The arguments, though novel, are unlikely to satisfy some conservatives who believe that federal nondiscrimination laws do not cover sexual orientation and gender identity because Congress never provided for it in the original statute. The high court has agreed to hear three cases when it returns from its summer recess that concern whether the Civil Rights Act, which bans workplace discrimination based on sex, also guarantees gay and transgender people the same protection. The signers of the brief include a host of prominent former elected officials, party leaders and strategists like Alan Simpson, the former senator from Wyoming; Mark McKinnon, the media adviser for George W. Bush; Meg Whitman, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard; and Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee who helped lead a similar effort to recruit Republicans for an amicus brief in support of same-sex marriage.
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Prominent Republicans File Brief to Support L.G.B.T. Rights in Legal Case
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