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Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints v. Amos
Citation:483 U.S. 327, 107 S.Ct. 2862, 97 L.Ed.2d 273 (1987).
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Section 702 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Section 702) exempts religious organizations from Title VII‘s prohibition against discrimination in employment on the basis of religion.
The Deseret Gymnasium (Gymnasium) in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a nonprofit facility, open to the public, run by the Mormon Church. Mayson worked at the Gymnasium as a building engineer, but he was discharged because he failed to qualify for a certificate that he is a member of the Church and eligible to attend its temples. Plaintiff brought suit, arguing that Section 702 violates the Establishment Clause.
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