US Court Of Appeals hold that Companies cannot discriminate Against LGBTI persons

The full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago recently ruled that Companies cannot discriminate against their LGBT employees because of their sexual orientation. The Court observed that discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation amounts to sexual discrimination, and therefore is covered under existing federal law known as the Civil Rights Act. The judge observed “I don’t see why firing a lesbian because she is in the subset of women who are lesbian should be thought any less a form of sex discrimination than firing a woman because she’s a woman.” The ruling has been termed as a game-changer and is a step forward in protecting persons on the basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI).
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