The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has refused in a new ruling to expand federal workplace discrimination protections based on sexual orientation.
In the case, O’Daniel v. Industrial Service Solutions, the plaintiff Bonnie O’Daniel alleged she was discriminated against for being heterosexual, after she wrote a Facebook post about the propriety of a man wearing a dress in Target using a women’s restroom or dressing room alongside her young daughters. One of her company’s co-owners was part of the LGBT community, and took offense at the post and wanted to fire O’Daniel.
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