6th Circ. Affirms Dismissal Of CMA Awards Bias Claims

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 6:33 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of claims by a man who alleges he lost his job with the Country Music Association Awards because he is gay, ruling that federal and Tennessee law does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

However, the appeals court revived plaintiff Marty Gilbert's breach-of-duty claim against his union, finding that claim was dismissed prematurely, and remanded the suit.

Recognizing that federal and state law did not allow for claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation, Gilbert instead alleged...
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