Pedreira v. Ky. Baptist Homes for Children, No. 08-5538 - U.S. Sixth Circuit
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Pedreira v. Ky. Baptist Homes for Children, No. 08-5538

In an action under the First Amendment and various employment statutes challenging defendant-Baptist Homes for Children's policy of firing and not hiring gay and lesbian employees, dismissal of the complaint is affirmed in part where the termination of plaintiff based on her sexual orientation did not constitute discrimination on account of religion. However, the ruling is reversed in part where plaintiffs sufficiently demonstrated standing as state taxpayers for their Establishment Clause challenge.

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Appellate Information

Argued: March 11, 2009

Decided and Filed: August 31, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Gibbons

Counsel

For Appellants:

Alexander Joseph Luchenitser, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Washington, DC

For Appellees:

Jonathan David Goldberg, Goldberg Simpson, LLC, Louisville, KY

John O. Sheller, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Louisville, KY