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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 17:20

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals didn't recognize the protection of LGBT people in Title VII

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In Atlanta, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that federal laws on discrimination cannot give protection based on sexual orientation. It considers that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act doesn't apply to LGBT people.

This case was brought to justice by Gerald Lynn Bostock dismissed because of his sexual orientation.

The appeal of this decision will be heard by the US Supreme Court, which has already planned to hear another case on the same subject (ie does Title VII also protect LGBT people against discrimination?)

The second case that I evoke is the one of a parachute, Donald Zarda, fired by his former company because of his sexual orientation too.

Contrary to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York had made a verdict in favor of Donald.

The Supreme Court will have the last word.

Note that President Trump appoints conservative lawyers to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Already two new judges have been appointed and a third candidate could be confirmed shortly. This explains the decision regarding Bostock's case.


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