Suspicious Package Sparks Alarm Outside Supreme Court Before Hearing On LGBT Employment Rights

The New York Daily News reports:

Some streets in Washington, D.C., had to be evacuated after a “suspicious package” was found in the area surrounding the Supreme Court building, Capitol Park Police confirmed Tuesday morning. Pro- and anti-LGBTQ rights protesters are planning to stage demonstrations in the nation’s capital to mark what’s being called the most significant legal case in LGBTQ rights of this generation.

On Tuesday, the nine Supreme Court Justices will hear oral arguments on three blockbuster cases that could determine if an employer can legally fire an employee based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. The conservative-leaning bench will decide if Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids discrimination on the basis of sex, also includes discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.