7th Circuit: Title VII Doesn’t Bar Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Mealey's (August 1, 2016, 1:38 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as it’s presently written does not bar discrimination based on sexual orientation, a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled July 28, noting that while the panel does not condone such discrimination, it cannot enforce something that does not exist (Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, South Bend, No. 15-1720, 7th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13746).
(Opinion available. Document #73-160812-013Z.)
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