U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Firing of An Attorney Who Was Fired By the State of Georgia for Being Gay

January 13, 1998

On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal by attorney Robin Shahar,a lesbian, who says her rights were violated when the state of Georgiawithdrew a job offer right before her marriage ceremony with another woman. The justices let stand a U.S. appeals court ruling that Georgia’s attorneygeneral did not break the law by rescinding the job right before Shahar’sceremony with another woman.


  • Robin Shahar, attorney with the Atlanta Law Department. Shahar can bereached at 68 Mitchell Street, Suite 4100, Atlanta, Georgia, 30335.

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