After hearing oral arguments in an LGBTQ+ employment rights case last week, the Maryland Supreme Court is now tasked with interpreting state anti-discrimination statutes and considering whether they apply to religious organizations and employees of a particular sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Baltimore-based Brown Goldstein & Levy attorney Anthony J. May argued on the last day of the September 2022 term on behalf of the plaintiff, identified as “John Doe,” who sued employer Catholic Relief Services in a workplace discrimination suit. Doe, a data analyst for CRS, alleges that the organization abruptly terminated his legal spouse’s health benefits after more than a year of coverage when it discovered the couple’s homosexual marriage, despite Doe’s disclosures about his relationship.