LGBT LawAngela D. Giampolo, The Legal Intelligencer
The New Corporate Version of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
In April 2017, for the first time ever, a full panel of circuit court judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago ruled that discrimination against employees for sexual orientation was against Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, stating that discrimination based on orientation falls under the discrimination based on sex. The opinion reversed a lower court decision to throw out the case of an Indiana professor fired for being a lesbian, and set federal level legal precedent that sex discrimination includes sexual orientation.
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