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Ind. Courts - 11th Circuit panel rules: Discrimination against gay workers not prohibited

From WHIO (Dayton, OH), this AP story by Kate Brumback:ATLANTA — In a setback for gay rights advocates hoping for an expansion of workplace discrimination protections, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that employers aren't prohibited from discriminating...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on March 13, 2017 04:36 PM

Ind. Courts - "Civil and criminal cases that will have an impact in the coming year""

Madeline Buckley reported this weekend in the Indianapolis Star in a long story that begins:Discrimination based on sexual orientation. A drug kingpin. Problems in the Marion County Jail. In 2017, judges in Indiana will tackle a wide variety of legal...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on January 3, 2017 09:20 AM

Ind. Courts - "Workplace Bias Against Gays Could Be Illegal, 7th Cir. Judges Hint"

A long, excellent story by Michael J. Bologna of Bloomberg BNA, about the en banc oral argument November 30th in Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, begins:Discrimination based on sexual orientation might be prohibited by federal law, several Seventh...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on December 2, 2016 06:15 PM

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit, sitting en banc, hears argument re whether "whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act extends to sexual orientation"

Supplementing this ILB post from yesterday, Fatima Hussein of the Indianapolis Star reports in this morning's edition - some quotes:The question for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals [sitting en banc] in Chicago on Wednesday was whether Title VII of...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on December 1, 2016 08:50 AM

Ind. Courts - Still more on "7th Circuit can make civil rights history for gay and lesbian employees" [Updated]

Here is the direct link to today's en banc oral argument in Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. It is 55 minutes long. (The ILB earlier was confused by the 22-minute audio of the 3-judge panel oral argument). All...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on November 30, 2016 07:16 PM

Ind. Courts - More on "7th Circuit can make civil rights history for gay and lesbian employees" [Updated]

Updating this ILB post from Nov. 29th, the en banc 7th Circuit oral argument in Hively v. Ivy Tech. is this morning. My best guess is it will begin at 10:30 EST, 9:30 Chicago time. The Court's daily calendar has...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on November 30, 2016 09:01 AM

Ind. Courts - "7th Circuit can make civil rights history for gay and lesbian employees"

From Alison Frankel's Reuters' "On the Case" column Monday - some quotes:Under federal law as it exists right now in the United States, gay men and lesbians can marry their partners over the weekend and can be fired the following...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on November 29, 2016 07:40 AM

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit Confirms: Title VII Does Not Apply to Sexual Orientation Claims

From The National Law Review, this article by Debra Stegall. A few quotes:In Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on November 2, 2016 09:58 AM

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: 7th Cir. to rehear Ivy Tech anti-gay employment discrimination case en banc

Updating this ILB post from Oct. 12th (last week), the 7th Circuit on Tuesday, Oct. 11th announced that it had granted an en banc rehearing of Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, and vacated the earlier panel decision. Katelyn...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on October 19, 2016 08:47 AM

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Cir. to rehear Ivy Tech anti-gay employment discrimination case en banc

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, here is a story by Michael Tarm of the AP, headed " Court vacates Ivy Tech sexual-orientation bias ruling: Former college instructor claims discrimination." A quote from the story:Civil rights groups said in filings...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on October 12, 2016 09:47 AM

Ind. Decision - 7th Cir. to rehear Ivy Tech anti-gay employment discrimination case en banc [Updated]

The 7th Circuit has voted to rehear its 3-judge opinion in Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. Here, via Equality Case files, is the original, July 28th opinion, plus an August 3rd correction. Here, via Lambda Legal, is today's...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on October 11, 2016 04:10 PM

Ind. Gov't. - "Court: Lack of LGBT protections is 'paradoxical'"

Another good editorial today from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, this one relating to the 7th Circuit July 28th opinion in Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College (see ILB posts here and here). Some quotes:A ruling last week by...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on August 2, 2016 10:42 AM

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit decides Indiana case re Title VII and sexual orientation discrimination

Updating this ILB post from this morning, the Indianapolis Star has just posted this good story by Madeline Buckley on the ruling. Some quotes:On Thursday, a panel of judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on July 29, 2016 01:58 PM

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Indiana case re Title VII and sexual orientation discrimination

In Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College (ND Ind., Lozano), a 42-page opinion issed July 28th, Judge Rovner writes:Once again this court is asked to consider whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on July 29, 2016 08:45 AM

Ind. Courts - Ivy Tech instructor appeals in claim school discriminated against her because of her sexual orientation

From a Lambda Legal Sept. 30 news release:Today, Lambda Legal urged the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a lower court ruling and allow Kimberly Hively to present her case alleging that Ivy Tech Community College, where she...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on October 1, 2015 05:04 PM