Justice Dept. Weighs In In Opposition To Protections For Gays Inside The Administrative Center

Although another federal agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, filed its own brief supporting Mr. Zarda, the Justice Department brief claimed that the E.E.O.C.
The woman’s husband complained to the company, which subsequently fired Mr. Zarda.
was “not speaking for the United States.”“The sole question here is whether, as a matter of law, Title VII reaches sexual orientation discrimination,” the department’s brief said.
Any efforts to amend Title VII’s scope should be directed to Congress rather than the courts.”
Before taking a female client on a tandem dive, Mr. Zarda told the woman he was gay in order to assuage any awkwardness that might arise from the fact that he would be tightly strapped to her during the jump.

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