From the Gotta Be More to This Dept:
From One News Now, a conservative news outlet:
A discrimination case currently before a Chicago federal appeals court is being watched closely.
Attorneys for lesbian teacher Kimberly Hively allege she was denied a full-time position and later fired at Ivy Tech Community College, located in Indiana, due to her sexuality, a claim the school denies.
But it’s her attorneys’ claim of a Civil Rights Act violation that is raising eyebrows, since the landmark 1964 law includes sex but not sexual orientation.
“I didn’t get tenure because I’m gay…” seems unlikely at a university, but this is a community college. At some point the college probably needed to have some other reason, although tenure is not a given in all circumstances.
This is one of the parts of North Carolina HB2 — aka the bathroom bill. LGBTQ and LMNOP activists are hoping to make sexual orientation a protected class. I made up that last group. My preacher is pretty sure somebody made up the LGBTQ group, too.
In other news, guess what case just won’t go away?
A same-sex couple is seeking to reinstate its case against the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The case against Kim Davis, Ermold vs. Davis, was one of three dismissed earlier this year, including one that put Davis in jail for six days. Together, the dismissals were hailed as “a decisive victory in her fight for religious freedom” by her defender, the non-profit Liberty Counsel.
The legal group said Friday the plaintiffs in Ermold were seeking to force a “winner take all” decision between same-sex “marriage” and religious liberty.
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday about political and racial gerrymandering in North Carolina.
But lawyers for the state have argued that the legislature has been forced to grope for a nearly impossible-to-find Goldilocks zone between taking race into account and not overstepping an ill-defined line.1
“Racial gerrymandering doctrine is substantially complicated by the reality that the Voting Rights Act has been interpreted to sometimes require states to prioritize race when drawing its districts,” lawyers representing North Carolina wrote in a brief for the court.
So it is okay to take race into consideration, just nobody says how much. This was not a factor in the 100 or so years the Democrats were in charge of the process. Look for calls to make the process ‘fairer’ by appointing independent boards.
Hey! Does anybody know a conservative lawyer or law student who wants to write for the Craft blog. He/she will get the same pay as Gus and David, which is equal to the pay of the detail-oriented “Editor in Chef” Dave Alexander.