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NCLR responds to historic sexual orientation discrimination decision

(April 4, 2017 San Francisco)— Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a landmark decision holding that federal laws protecting workers from sex discrimination prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.  Reversing older decisions denying federal protection to LGBTQ workers, the court concluded that developments in U.S. Supreme Court precedent over the past two decades required the court to reconsider its earlier cases and conclude...

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Lessik v. East Bay Iceland, Inc.

Represented by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Amy Todd and Tamara Fisher of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, John Manzon-Santos and Alan Lessik, who are both award-winning amateur figure skaters and were training for the 2006 Gay Games, filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court seeking redress for sexual orientation discrimination under the Berkeley Municipal Code and the Unruh Civil Rights Act. Both the local code and state law prohibit discrimination in public...

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Supreme Court Rules on Title VII! Give now & Celebrate!