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Court: Discrimination Against Gay Workers Not Prohibited

By Andrea Hernandez

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Hoping for an expansion of workplace discrimination protections

In a setback for gay rights advocates hoping for an expansion of workplace discrimination protections, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that employers aren't prohibited from discriminating against employees because of sexual orientation.
A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled 2-1 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits workplace discrimination based on a variety of factors, doesn't protect against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The case was one of two that Lambda Legal had pending before federal appeals courts — along with an Indiana case at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago — that the LGBT rights group had hoped would mark a significant step forward for gay rights.


Find out more: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/georgia/articles/2017-03-13/court-discrimination-against-gay-workers-not-prohibited

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