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Quick Hits 01.26.18

Actor and activist Omar Sharif Jr. opened up in an op-ed for Hornet entitled “A Voice for the Voiceless: Amidst a Brutal Crackdown, This Gay Egyptian Looks for Hope.” The piece shared what it is like being a gay Egyptian in the public eye and the weight it carries both in the U.S. and in …

Federal court issues groundbreaking ruling protecting LGBTQ workers

7th Circuit Court panel rules sexual orientation discrimination prohibited under Title VII

In a landmark decision for LGBTQ rights, a full panel of the 7th Circuit Court has ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation constitutes sex discrimination and is therefore prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This is the first ruling of its kind from a federal court and contradicts a recent ruling by the 11th Circuit which found that sexual orientation was not covered under Title VII.