Full 7th Circ. To Hear Sexual Orientation Bias Row

By Matthew Bultman (October 11, 2016, 8:43 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit set aside its own ruling that Title VII does not protect against sexual orientation discrimination on Tuesday as the full court agreed to rehear a case that a lesbian professor brought against an Indiana college after she was repeatedly passed over for a promotion.

In a brief order, the appeals court granted Kimberly Hively's petition for an en banc rehearing in a case she brought against Ivy Tech Community College in 2014. Hively claimed to have been blocked from a full-time position because of her sexual orientation.

In doing so, the court vacated a July 28 ruling from...

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