Re: Oncale Case
Fri, 06 Mar 1998 21:06:30 -0500

You are right. Sexual orientation harassment is NOT covered. Demeaning
someone in a sexual manner IS covered, but tormenting them for BEING gay
is not. The harasser has to have the sexual motive.

PaulEdison wrote:
> Does anyone know how likely it is that the
> Supreme Court's decision this week on the Oncale
> same-sex harassment case will result in cases
> arising from _sexual-orientation_ harassment?
> I've heard this in some of the coverage, but was
> under the impression that previously (including
> in the OCR Guidance on sexual harassment) sex-
> orientation harassment has definitely _not_ been
> covered.
> Thanks
> Paul Edison, Gender Issues Education
> Curriculum/Video for Grades 6-12
> <>

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