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Full 7th Circ. Could Rewrite Book On Sex-Orientation Bias

Law360, New York (November 28, 2016, 8:13 PM EST) -- On Wednesday, the full Seventh Circuit will consider whether Title VII protects workers from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, months after a seemingly reluctant panel ruled that the Civil Rights Act offers no such protection.

At oral arguments, counsel for Kimberly Hively, a part-time adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College, will argue that Title VII bars the Indiana school from passing her over for promotions because she identifies as a lesbian, despite the law's silence on sexual orientation. On the other side, Ivy...
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