Gay Bias Is Sex Discrimination, EEOC Tells 2nd Circ.

By Cara Bayles (June 23, 2017, 8:38 PM EDT) -- Responding to a request by the Second Circuit to weigh in on the case of a deceased skydiving instructor who claimed he was fired over his homosexuality, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Friday that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is prohibited by Title VII.

The appellate court sought the amicus curiae brief after it granted en banc review to the estate of gay skydiving instructor Donald Zarda, whose bias claims against his employer, Altitude Express, were tossed by a district court. The en banc review will reconsider a panel's decision not to revive the suit. That May...

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