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Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

North Mississippi Health Services, Inc. and North Mississippi Medical Center, Inc. appeal the trial court’s denial of judgment as a matter of law, contending that whether accommodating religious beliefs constitutes an undue hardship, and whether their accommodation was reasonable, are questions of law, not questions of fact for the jury. They also appeal the jury’s verdict which awards Sandra Bruff back pay and compensatory and punitive damages in her discrimination claim under 42 U.S.C. � 2000e, et seq. (“Title VII”). Bruff cross appeals the dismissal of her state law claims, specifically contending that requiring her to counsel homosexuals, and those living in extramarital relationships, about those relationships violated Mississippi sodomy laws, thus making her termination wrongful under a public policy exception to her employed-at-will status. She also appeals the denial of her motion for either reinstatement to her former position or for front pay in lieu thereof. A thorough review of the record persuades that we should reverse the judgment on the Title VII claims and affirm the dismissal of Bruff’s state law claims.*fn1

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