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Bill would ban discrimination against LGTBQ jurors


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Discrimination would be prohibited against jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity under a bill reintroduced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine.

"It's a stain on our judicial system that federal law doesn't protect LGBT jurors from discrimination," Shaheen, a Democrat, said in a statement Friday. "I'm committed to righting this wrong and ensuring our judicial process is free from prejudice so our nation can fulfill the values it espouses."

Collins, a Republican, said serving on a jury "is a...

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