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Kayla Platt Rady Associate RumbergerKirk Tallahassee Kayla Platt Rady Associate RumbergerKirk Tallahassee

In 2017, 11.3 million Americans identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual with roughly 20% of them reporting they experienced workplace discrimination because of their sexual preferences. While it has been long accepted that gender stereotyping is not allowed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act’s prohibition on discrimination “because of sex,” there has been confusion in the circuit courts over whether this prohibition also covers sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, including claims that being gay, lesbian, or transgender constitutes nonconformity with a gender stereotype.

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