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A celebration of gay marriage outside the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / ALM

A Pennsylvania federal judge this month, ruling for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, awarded $55,500 in damages and other relief to a private employee who claimed he was discriminated against because he is gay. The case was a test for the agency as it pushes for such protections to be recognized under federal civil rights laws.

Erin Mulvaney

Erin Mulvaney covers labor and employment issues from the Swamp to Silicon Valley. She's a Texas native based in Washington, D.C. Contact her at emulvaney@alm.com. On Twitter: @erinmulvaney

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