Bloomberg Law
Aug. 19, 2020, 4:14 PM

Lesbian Volleyball Coaches Can’t Revive Firing Suit

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

The University of Delaware won’t face reinstated claims that it fired a lesbian couple from their jobs coaching women’s volleyball because of their sexual orientation or ages after the Third Circuit found “multiple non-discriminatory reasons” for their firing.

Bonnie Kenny and Cindy Gregory failed to show that the multiple, consistent reasons the university offered for replacing them were a mere pretext for age or sexual orientation discrimination, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said Wednesday in an unpublished opinion.

The university said its decisions to fire the pair were justified by the coaches’ “very aggressive tone” with ...

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