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Supreme Court puts off hearing a case on job protections for LGBT employees

Supreme Court puts off hearing a case on job protections for LGBT employees

The Supreme Court has put off for a year or more a ruling on whether gays and lesbians are protected from job discrimination under the federal civil rights law.

The justices without comment or dissent declined to hear a Georgia woman’s suit that alleged she was pushed out of her job as a hospital security guard because she is a lesbian.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 says employers may not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion and nationality. And lower courts have split recently over whether the ban on sex discrimination includes discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Lawyers for Lambda Legal hoped the high court would hear the case of Jameka K. Evans...

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