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Court: Discrimination against homosexual workers is not prohibited

March 14, 2017 at 6:49 am 12 News
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ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court says employers aren’t prohibited from discriminating against employees because of sexual orientation.

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled 2-1 that a 1964 civil rights law doesn’t protect against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Jameka Evans sued her former employer, Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah, alleging she was discriminated against and effectively forced from her job as a security guard because she is a lesbian and didn’t conform to gender norms.

The majority opinion says the court was bound by precedent set in 1979. However, the dissenting judge says a 1989 U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibiting discrimination because someone doesn’t conform to gender stereotypes would apply in the Evans case.

Evans’ attorneys say they’ll ask the full 11-judge appeals court to rehear the case.

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  1. inluminatuo March 14, 2017 at 9:42 am

    At last sanity is returning to our Courts, and discrimination against what works and what does not is again in vogue. When you cease to discriminate between good and evil, calling all religions, countries, parties, political ideas, imagined sexual orientations as equal is the beginning of the rise of the mediocrity of evil, and the fall of exceptional goodness. Enter the rise of the American Socialist Party that still deceivingly calls itself Democrat, now about to be exposed in the truths of the evils it has promoted.

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      ltuser March 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      At least this was in Atlanta and the 11th circuit.. Rather than CA and the 9th circus court. Can you imagine how they would have rued. IMO all 3 of them would have sided with the Genderbender..

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  2. Jota_ March 14, 2017 at 9:43 am

    “The majority opinion says the court was bound by precedent set in 1979. However, the dissenting judge says a 1989 U.S. Supreme Court ruling …. Evans’ attorneys say they’ll ask the full 11-judge appeals court to rehear the case”

    Translation: We, the court, follow the law we made up the first time, unless we don’t like it, then we make up another, which then requires asking more individuals on the court which of the two they like best, but you, the peons of America, have to do whatever we say, regardless of how whimsical, arbitrary, capricious because this is how the rule of men works.

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      ltuser March 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Jota, your examination of what he said is spot on. Though could have been summed up into “Liberals only follow the laws they want to, all other laws are ignored or altered to suit their whims”..

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  3. LLM the Ultimate March 14, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Congrats to the court for making the right decision. The homosexual “tolerance” that is promoted by the Progressive Left so much is actually anti-Christian hate. The American people do not want 2% of the population controlling the nation.

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    • inluminatuo March 14, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      The Socialist Nazi’s never exceeded 15% of the German population yet controlled 100% of the German populations through the media and propaganda,,,,the American LGBT Socialists are managing to pull off the same thing with only 2% of the American population which makes their evil much more virulent, and dangerous.

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  4. columba March 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    There really isn’t enough information in this article to tell us what actually happened in this case — including whether there was any true “discrimination” in the first place. As so often happens, the AP leaves out the most important facts and gives us only emotionally charged hints and abstractions.

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    • Jota_ March 14, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      “There really isn’t enough information in this article to tell us what actually happened in this case”

      11th Cir. 15-15234 Case History
      http://files.eqcf.org/cases/11th-cir-15-15234-case-history/

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    • zeitgeist March 14, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Yes it seems to me that the court only ruled that it could not decide the case as presented because there was no law that could be considered broken, the lawyers for the plaintiff were evidently to stupid to file charges of not lawful behaviour by the defendants (and there probably are) with the correct written law. So of course the AP makes it personal rather than administrative. Typical.

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    • Jota_ March 14, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      A rather in depth explanation with interjection of opinion through out

      http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2017/03/10/_11th_circuit_rules_title_vii_does_not_prohibit_anti_gay_discrimination.html

      The other day another publication which read daily uses humor to make a point, from what they call memes, had a partially salient one.

      It ask the question

      How can you have “Women’s Day” If gender is a social construct?

      Or for that matter discriminate against it?

      The left demands laws be made which are in conflict with other laws, which then allows the court to pick their flavor of the day.

      If people think the health care system is bad, which it is, the legal system is lucky if they can get things right more often than a coin flip

      It is that bad. Our court system is, at best, a loaded revolver for Russian roulette that any maniac can point at your head with a law suit.

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    • ltuser
      ltuser March 14, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      And the AP does that willingly IMO, cause the facts often would be going against their liberal agenda! Ergo they are ignored…

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  5. FrankC March 14, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Jameka Evans needs to move to The Land Of Fruits and Nuts.

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