Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
For the plaintiff-respondent-petitioner there were briefs by Frank D. Remington and Lee, Johnson, Kilkelly & Nichol, S.C., Madison, and oral argument by Mr. Remington.
For the defendant-appellant there was a brief by Paul R. Soglin and Heibl, Heible, Crisafi & Soglin, Madison, and oral argument by Paul R. Soglin.
For the defendant and co-appellant the cause was argued by Eunice Gibson, assistant city attorney, with whom on the brief was Henry A. Gempeler, city attorney.
Supreme Court of Wisconsin.
The issues in this case are: (1) whether Federated Rural Electric Insurance Company's (Federated) rule prohibiting the romantic association of any employee of one sex with a married employee of the opposite sex impermissibly discriminates on the basis of marital status. The Madison Equal Opportunities Commission concluded that the rule violated Madison's equal opportunities ordinance, and that Federated discharged Kessler "in part" because he violated...
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