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Judge: 'Ministerial exception' gives church right to fire gay music director after he marries

By DM Herra | Oct 13, 2017

A man fired from his job at a suburban church after marrying another man lost the federal discrimination lawsuit he filed against the church and the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Judge: Failure to accurately cite website could doom class action vs Bumbo over baby seats

By Scott Holland | Sep 6, 2017

A federal judge has, for now, denied an attempt to bring a class action lawsuit by people claiming Bumbo deceptively marketed its baby seats.

Catholic church can't be sued for discriminating against gay man fired as music director: Judge

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 7, 2017

A federal judge has turned aside a discrimination lawsuit brought by a gay man against the Roman Catholic Chicago Archdiocese for firing him from his role as music director at a church in suburban Inverness after he publicly announced his wedding engagement, saying the man’s tasks in his job at the church meant he “served an integral role in the celebration of mass,” and thus anti-discrimination laws did not apply to him.

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