Lawmakers Want 11th Circ. To Rethink Sex Orientation Ruling

By Christine Powell (April 11, 2017, 1:48 PM EDT) -- Four members of Congress asked for permission Monday to back a former Georgia Regional Hospital security guard on her bid for a ruling by the full Eleventh Circuit holding that Title VII encompasses claims of sexual orientation discrimination.

Sens. Jeffrey A. Merkley, D-Ore.,Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Cory A. Booker, D-N.J., and Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., filed a motion for leave to file an amicus brief to support Jameka Evans' petition for en banc review, with which she asked the full Eleventh Circuit to rethink a March ruling by a split panel that discrimination based on homosexuality is not prohibited by...

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