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Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Management

Mark Horton was offered a job as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Midwest Geriatric Management, LLC, only to have the offer withdrawn after the company learned he had a same-sex partner. A U.S. district court in Missouri dismissed his discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 based on a case from the 1980s stating that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, and bisexual people from discrimination. On March 14, 2018, NCLR, along with GLBTQ Legal Advocates...

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NCLR, GLAD Tell 8th Circuit: Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE March 15, 2018 Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 NCLR and GLAD file brief urging the Eighth Circuit to find sexual orientation discrimination prohibited under Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act Brief...

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2nd Circuit Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination Prohibited Under Title VII

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2018 Contacts:  Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099   Second Circuit Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Prohibited Under Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act Joint Statement of GLAD and NCLR NEW YORK—Today, the...

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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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NCLR Applauds Federal Agency Ruling Protecting Transgender Workers

(San Francisco, CA, April 24, 2012)—Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing federal laws against workplace discrimination, issued a landmark ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects transgender workers. The EEOC held that discrimination against a transgender employee on the basis of the employee’s gender identity is prohibited sex discrimination under federal law. While a number of federal courts have issued...

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