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  • Religious liberty ruled no basis for transgender policy

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, March 12, 2018 (11 days ago)

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    CINCINNATI (BP) -- Religious freedom provides no legal basis to discipline transgender workers who violate workplace gender policies, a U.S. appeals court has ruled in a groundbreaking decision.

    The March 7 decision is the first to extend Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 to transgender individuals charging discrimination based on sexual identity, and reverses a lower court ruling that had protected the workplace under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Read More

  • Civil Rights Act bans LGBT bias, circuit court says

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, April 05, 2017 (one year ago)

    CHICAGO (BP) -- The same law that guards against workplace discrimination based on religion, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, was interpreted April 4 by a U.S. appeals court to protect against bias based on sexual orientation. Read More