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U.S. Supreme Court Recognizes a Ministerial Exception Applies to Federal Anti-Discrimination Employment Laws

Today, in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. E.E.O.C., the U.S. Supreme Court held that there is a "ministerial exception" to Federal anti-discrimination employment laws. Despite the fact that the Federal Courts of Appeal have uniformly recognized such an exception for 40 years, the Supreme Court has never directly addressed the issue before today.

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