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Federal court: 1964 Civil Rights Act bars discrimination on basis of sexual orientation

November 16, 2016

A US district court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, by prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, also prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

“There is no more obvious form of sex stereotyping than making a determination that a person should conform to heterosexuality,” Judge Cathy Bissoon ruled.

She added, “That someone can be subjected to a barrage of insults, humiliation, hostility and/or changes to the terms and conditions of their employment, based upon nothing more than the aggressor’s view of what it means to be a man or a woman, is exactly the evil Title VII was designed to eradicate.”


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 19, 2016 8:27 PM ET USA

    Another well-considered act of suppression of Catholic conscience: "11. There are areas in which it is not unjust discrimination to take sexual orientation into account, for example, in the placement of children for adoption or foster care, in employment of teachers or athletic coaches, and in military recruitment." Excerpted from CDF's "Considerations Concerning the Response to Legislative Proposals on the Non-Discrimination of Homosexual Persons," 22 July 1992. The Church ahead of its time.

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Nov. 17, 2016 4:03 PM ET USA

    Another liberal judge making up the law to be politically correct.