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Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers, Appeals Court Rules

The New York Times: “A federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled on Monday that federal civil rights law bars employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation. The case, which stemmed from the 2010 dismissal of a Long Island sky-diving instructor, was a setback for the Trump Justice Department, whose lawyers found themselves in the unusual position of arguing against government lawyers from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…The E.E.O.C. had argued that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bars workplace discrimination based on ‘race, color, religion, sex or national origin,’ protected gay employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation…”

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