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The appeal comes after a three-judge panel ruled against Zarda in April, stating that Title VII does not protect LBGTQ workers.
However a landmark decision earlier in April at a US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that the provision does cover sexual orientation.
He claims he was seized by officers in the middle of the night in March by two men he did not know.
He was taken to a police station where he was interrogated for hours and constantly beaten until he named another gay man living in Chechnya."They burst in every 10 or 15 minutes shouting that I was gay and they would kill me," he recalled at a human rights convention in Moscow on Tuesday (17 October)."Then they beat me with a stick for a long time: in the legs, ribs, buttocks and back.
Donald Trump’s Department of Justice has appeared in a federal court to argue that employers should be able to fire people for being gay.
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When Judge Gerard Lynch asked Mr Mooppan if it is “sort of OK” to discriminate based on someone’s gender, the lawyer said there are “real, physical” differences between men and women, reports
He also told the court employers are allowed to fire workers for out-of-work conduct, such as promiscuity.
All 13 judges of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City are expected to decide if a provision of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that prevents discrimination based on gender also applies to sexual orientation, reports Vice News.
Hashim Mooppan, the Justice Department lawyer in the case, told the court: “Employers under Title VII are permitted to consider employees’ out-of-work sexual conduct.
Only one partner was legally eligible to adopt, with the other applying for a residency order.