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Private school sues to get anti-discrimination ordinance overturned despite being exempt from law

Apr 5, 2019

By Alex Bollinger

A Catholic school in Ohio is suing over a municipal law that bans discrimination against LGBTQ people.

South Euclid, a suburb of Cleveland, passed an ordinance last year that banned discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations. The ordinance has an exemption for any “religious or denominational institution.”

The school’s dean Mark Langley commented during a city council hearing on the ordinance that not being allowed to discriminate is a form of discrimination, Prizm reports.

“When you say you can’t discriminate against one, you are actually discriminating against others,” he said. “Do you see the logic in that?”

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