Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case Heads to Federal Court

Laramie, WY – A lesbian couple has brought discrimination charges against a Sheridan school for allegedly declining to hire them because they're gay. Attorney Jennifer Pizer with the lamda legal defense fund says that the federal and state constitution provide equal protection to government workers. The U-S supreme court has not yet heard a case involving the equal protection act and sexual orientation but Pizer says there are some legal precedents. Sheridan school district officials deny any discrimination took place and that they hired a more qualified candidate for a principal position. The trial is underway in Cheyenne at a federal court.