Gay Rights Group Will Take Title VII Bias Debate To High Court

By Braden Campbell (July 6, 2017, 7:21 PM EDT) -- Gay rights group Lambda Legal said it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to find that federal law bars employers from discriminating against workers because of their sexuality after the Eleventh Circuit declined Thursday to review precedent putting sexual orientation bias out of Title VII's reach.

Lambda attorney Greg Nevins said he was "absolutely stunned" by the Eleventh Circuit's decision not to rehear client Jameka Evans' sexual orientation bias suit as a full body in light of the Seventh Circuit's landmark April ruling reviving a lesbian teacher's bias suit and a pending Second Circuit rehearing in a similar suit.

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