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Married Lesbian Ex-University of Delaware Coaches Lose Bias Suit

Nov. 12, 2019, 3:49 PM

A married lesbian couple can’t show they lost their jobs coaching women’s volleyball at the University of Delaware because of their sexual orientation or ages, not because of their alleged unprofessional treatment of players, the District of Delaware ruled.

Bonnie Kenny and Cindy Gregory established prima facie cases of age discrimination under federal and Delaware law, but couldn’t show that the school’s proferred reason for firing them was mere pretext, the court said. Kenny was 55 years old when she was fired as head coach, and Gregory lost her associate head coach job at age 56. Their run of four ...