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LGBT Employees Protected By Federal Civil Rights Act, Appeals Court Rules

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 8-3 that denying a teacher a job because she is lesbian violates the Civil Rights Act. It's the first time the law has been found to cover the LGBT community.

Teacher Kimberly Hively alleged Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, Ind., denied her a full-time job because she is a lesbian. On Tuesday, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said such discrimination violates the 1964

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