US faces off with itself in gay skydiver discrimination case

NEW YORK — Before he died in a wingsuit accident, Donald Zarda filed a lawsuit claiming he had been sacked from a skydiving instruction job for telling a client he was gay.

Now, a federal appeals court in New York is trying to decide whether U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired over their sexual orientation.

One government agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, says yes. The Department of Justice says no.

The rare face-off between two executive branch entities played out Tuesday before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

For about two hours, the judges questioned lawyers about a law barring employment discrimination on the basis of "race, color, religion, sex or national origin."

A ruling is not expected for some time.

Related News

Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum

Aug 19, 2016

Paleontologists with Seattle's Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a rare nearly complete 4-foot long skull

Duke Energy spars with Civil Rights museum over power bills

May 11, 2017

Duke Energy could cut power to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in a dispute over an $18,244 credit deposit

Emirates airline profits down 83 percent in past year

May 11, 2017

Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, says its profits fell by more than 80 percent to $340 million last year as it grappled with a slump in demand linked to political upheaval and terrorism in Europe and tougher travel restrictions to the U.S.

You may also like these

Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum

Aug 19, 2016

Paleontologists with Seattle's Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a rare nearly complete 4-foot long skull

Duke Energy spars with Civil Rights museum over power bills

May 11, 2017

Duke Energy could cut power to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in a dispute over an $18,244 credit deposit

Emirates airline profits down 83 percent in past year

May 11, 2017

Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, says its profits fell by more than 80 percent to $340 million last year as it grappled with a slump in demand linked to political upheaval and terrorism in Europe and tougher travel restrictions to the U.S.

Search
Financial Markets

Trending News

About Us

Suara KL brings amazing Travel news for tourist to witness Beautiful Malaysia and hear the wonderful sounds of this country.

Contact us: sales@suarakl.com