LGBT Workplace Discrimination Is Likely Headed to the Supreme Court


Yesterday the seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an essential ruling.

A federal appeals courtroom dominated Tuesday that staff will not be fired for his or her sexual orientation, turning into the very best courtroom within the nation to search out that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gays from office discrimination and establishing a attainable Supreme Court battle.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the seventh Circuit, primarily based in Chicago, discovered that teacher Kimberly Hively was improperly handed over for a full-time job at Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, Ind., as a result of she was a lesbian. While the Civil Rights Act doesn’t explicitly prohibit discrimination on the idea of sexual orientation, it bars intercourse discrimination; the courtroom concluded that the school engaged in intercourse discrimination by stereotyping Hively primarily based on her gender.

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