December 1, 2016 / 6:56 PM / 8 months ago

7th Circuit could be poised to grant gay workers Title VII protections

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Several U.S. appeals court judges on Wednesday appeared ready to rule for the first time that federal anti-discrimination law offers protections for gay workers, which would be a major victory for the gay rights movement.

Sitting en banc, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments in the case of Kimberly Hively, a former adjunct math professor at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana who says in a 2014 lawsuit that she lost her job because she is a lesbian.

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