Employment law

Back to the future with Title VII?

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April 21, 2013
DC

The idea of a national law prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation is so old that it could have grandchildren by now.  (Maybe that’s how to think of the marriage campaign – equality demands skipped a generation.) At any rate, there continues to be no immediate future for enactment of such a law in […]

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5th Circuit en banc to consider gender stereotyping

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April 8, 2013
Gavel-Maxxyustas

The Fifth Circuit has granted rehearing en banc (2013 WL 1276022) in EEOC v. Boh Brothers, 689 F.3d 458 (5th Cir. 2012), in which a panel of that court had overruled a jury verdict for a male plaintiff who alleged sexual harassment based on gender nonconformity in violation of Title VII. The panel found that the […]

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Obama 2.0: LGBT issues in the second term

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November 13, 2012
Obama-pensive

  Tomorrow night (details here), I’m going to be on a panel with Gary Gates, Chad Griffin and Patrick Guerrero sponsored by the Williams Institute, discussing the impact of the election on lgbt rights. At the federal level, I see four clusters of issues as the most important questions likely to arise while Obama remains […]

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LGBT @ EEOC

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June 19, 2012
Color-Background-TMarchev

From a June 18 letter from EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien to all EEOC staff referencing EEOC achievements in lgbt rights: In April of this year, the Commission issued an important federal sector decision, Macy v.Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 012012021 (April 20, 2012), which “clarifie[d] that claims of discrimination based on trans gender status, also […]

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EEOC rules that Title VII covers gender identity discrimination

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April 23, 2012
Hunter-Of-Justice

The EEOC has issued a decision holding that it will consider gender identity discrimination to be a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII. The ruling comes in Macy v. Holder, a case brought by a transwoman against an agency within the Department of Justice. The EEOC decision cites precedent established in a series of federal court decisions that […]

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Updates from the end of 2011

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January 1, 2012

Here's what we've missed from the last two weeks:  It's a Navy tradition that when a ship returns to home port, there is a lottery to pick the sailor who gets to be the first to kiss a loved one. Petty Officer 2d Class Marissa Gaeta won the prize on December 22, and when her […]

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