employment discrimination

For years, gender equality advocates have argued that Title VII‘s prohibition on sex discrimination in employment also prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, because the latter is inherently sex discrimination, since it’s based on preconceived notions of how men and women should act.

The theory has generally been rejected by federal

[Update II — Anne Marie Green of CBS3 (KYW) News Philadelphia also spoke with me about case, particularly the relief available to the day camp members. Video available here.

UpdateJon Elliott on San Diego 1700AM interviewed me on the incident and the law. List of their podcasts here (I’m "7/10/09 2nd Hour, 07/10/09

Much ink has been spilled over the suit brought by several New Haven firefighters against the city for scrapping the results of a promotional qualification exam, with the firefighters alleging Title VII employment discrimination claims (both disparate treatment and disparate impact) and constitutional Equal Protection claims for the city’s decision to scrap those results, allegedly

This article in The Philadelphia Inqurier raised an eyebrow or two:

A federal appeals court has upheld the Philadelphia Police Department’s policy that forbids officers to wear Muslim head scarves on the job.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruling, issued Tuesday, affirmed a lower court’s ruling in a 2005 lawsuit filed