As the Supreme Court begins a new term Monday, they will be faced with major cases on gay and transgender rights, immigration, abortion, guns, and religion in the next year

The Supreme Court returned to the bench Monday to begin a new term filled with a plethora of major cases on divisive issues such as gay and trangender rights, immigration, abortion, guns, and religion. The rulings for the hearings are set to be announced in June of next year. ~

According to The New York Times, there are five major cases the Supreme Court is set to hear in their new term:

In the first case, set for Tuesday, the Supreme Court will decide whether a landmark federal civil rights law protects members of the gay and trans community from employment and workplace discrimination. As of current, employment discrimination based on the sexuality or gender in which you identfy is lawful in many states, and the Supreme Court will decide whether Title VII in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 offers univesal protection for these individuals. ~

In the next case, set for November, the Supreme Court will decide the fate of nearly 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the United States in youth, known as “Dreamers,” when it addresses the adequateness of the Trump Administration’s justifications for rescinding the Obama-era program known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. ~

As of Friday, the Supreme Court is set to hear an abortion case challenging a law in Louisiana that its opponents claim “would leave the state with only one doctor in a single clinic authorized to provide abortions.” The 2014 Louisiana Law states that doctors practicing abortion must have “admitting privilieges” at hospitals nearby. ~

In the next case, scheduled for December, the Supreme Court was set to hear its first Second Amendment case in almost a decade, yet it is unclear whether the argument will take place at all due to a law enacted in July that seemed to moot the case. The hearing was set to investigate whether gun-owners could use their licensed firearms at second homes or firing ranges outside the city limits of New York City. ~

And finally, the Supreme Court is set to investigate the limits of the separation of church and state when they hear a case regarding the legality of the state of Montana excluding religious schools from a state scholarship program. ~

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