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Full Second Circuit to Hear Debate on Sexual Orientation Bias

May 25, 2017, 9:32 PM

The full federal appeals court in New York has agreed to review whether a federal civil rights law bans employment discrimination based on a worker’s sexual orientation (Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., 2d Cir., No. 15-3775, en banc review granted 5/25/17).

This is “a very encouraging sign” for advocates of federal legal protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers, said Gregory Nevins, a senior attorney with Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. in Atlanta.

The Second Circuit May 25 granted full court review in a case filed by the estate of Donald Zarda against Altitude Express...

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