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1998-01-13

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

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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.

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

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