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Schneiderman leads brief to protect LGBTQ employees from discrimination

During Pride Month, AGs Argue That Title VII Prohibits Employment Discrimination On The Basis of Sexual Orientation 

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New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

The brief was signed by Attorney General Schneiderman, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, and Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan. This week marks the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges and the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor, as well as the last week of Pride Month. The Attorneys General argue that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex stereotyping and wrongly penalizes LGBTQ employees for conduct that would be considered “acceptable” if they were of the opposite sex – thereby constituting disparate treatment on the basis of sex. (more…)

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