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Federal Court Rules LGBT Employees Protected from Workplace Discrimination

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Posted at 8:22 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 17:34:56-04

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people cannot be discriminated against in the workplace per a federal court ruling, CNN announced on Tuesday.

Judge Diane Wood with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals announced on Tuesday the court determined discrimination against a person on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination.

The ruling was brought about by a woman named Kimberly Hively who sued a community college whom she said wouldn't hire her because of her sexual orientation.