A Judge Has Declared California's Corporate Diversity Law Unconstitutional

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A California judge has ruled the state’s corporate diversity law unconstitutional.

From CBS5:

A Los Angeles judge ruled Friday that California’s landmark law mandating that corporations diversify their boards with members from certain racial, ethnic or LGBT groups is unconstitutional.



The measure requires publicly traded corporate boards to have a member from an “underrepresented community,” including LGBT, Black, Latino, Asian, Native American or Pacific Islander.

The ruling comes in response to a permanent injunction against the law, filed by conservative legal group Judicial Watch. The filing argued that the corporate diversity law violates the equal protection clause.

To recap – you can’t choose or refuse to hire someone on the basis of their race, ethnicity, gender or sexuality.

Imagine that.

The decision “declared unconstitutional one of the most blatant and significant attacks in the modern era on constitutional prohibitions against discrimination,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.


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