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Gays’ Job Rights at Stake in Upcoming Supreme Court Cases

Gerald Bostock says he’s convinced his participation in a gay softball league was why he was fired from his job running the child-advocate program at the juvenile court in Clayton County, Georgia. The Atlanta-area county’s decision sent “a homophobic message …

Court Rules Gay Employees Not Protected Under Civil Rights Law

In a setback for gay rights advocates hoping for an expansion of workplace discrimination protections, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that employers aren’t prohibited from discriminating against employees because of sexual orientation. A three-judge panel of the …

Senate Expected to Pass Gay Workplace Rights Bill Opposed by House

Most employers would be banned from firing, demoting or refusing to hire workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity under legislation in line for action today in the U.S. Senate. The measure, known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, …