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Conservative groups join DOJ, say no Title VII protections for gay workers

Several conservative and Christian groups have joined the U.S. Department of Justice in lining up behind a New York skydiving company that is asking a federal appeals court to rule that a law banning sex discrimination in the workplace does not protect gay employees.

The Christian Legal Society, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund and others in three amicus briefs filed on Wednesday told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that treating discrimination against gay workers as a form of sex bias could infringe on the rights of employers who oppose homosexuality.

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