Federal court says jurors may not be removed from trial based solely on sexual orientation

  • by: LISA LEFF , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 21, 2014 - 6:05 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that potential jurors may not be removed from a trial during jury selection solely because of sexual orientation, extending to gays and lesbians a civil right that the U.S. Supreme Court has previously promised only women and racial minorities.

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