2nd Circ. OKs Vimeo's Removal of LGBTQ Conversion Videos

By Melissa Angell (September 24, 2021, 9:44 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Friday affirmed dismissal of Church United's claim that Vimeo discriminated by deleting its account over videos promoting gay conversion, saying the mere fact Vimeo didn't remove other videos with references to LGBTQ sexual orientation isn't enough to show discriminatory intent.

Though the church and its pastor, James Domen, argued that they sufficiently alleged discriminatory intent since they purportedly identified similar videos on the platform that were not deleted, the panel didn't buy into that argument and ruled that Church United failed to state a discrimination claim.

"The allegations about these 'similar videos' in the amended complaint are...

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