830 P.2d 536

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH OF PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KANSAS, Appellee, v. THE KANSAS COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS, Appellant.

No. 66,660Supreme Court of Kansas
Opinion filed May 22, 1992.

SYLLABUS BY THE COURT

CIVIL RIGHTS — Employment Discrimination — Sectarian Corporation Not “Employer” without Act.

Review of the judgment of the Court of Appeals in 16 Kan. App. 2d 237, 821 P.2d 334 (1991). Appeal from Johnson district court; LARRY McCLAIN, judge. Judgment of the Court of Appeals affirming the district court is affirmed. Judgment of the district court is affirmed. Opinion filed May 22, 1992.

Brandon L. Myers, legal counsel, argued the cause, an Arthur W. Solis, senior legal counsel, was on the brief for appellant.

David J. Waxse, of Shook, Hardy Bacon, of Overland Park, argued the cause, and Barbara A. Harmon, of the same firm, was with him on the brief for appellee.

The opinion of the court was delivered by

ALLEGRUCCI, J.:

The Kansas Commission on Civil Rights appealed the granting of summary judgment in favor of the Zion Lutheran Church of Prairie Village on the ground that the church was not an employer for purposes of the Kansas Act Against Discrimination, K.S.A. 44-1001 et seq. In a published opinion by Judge Lewis, a unanimous panel of the Court of Appeals affirmed. Zion Lutheran Church v. Kansas Comm’n on Civil Rights, 16 Kan. App. 2d 237, 821 P.2d 334
(1991).

We have reviewed the briefs, arguments, and the record in this case, and we conclude the Court of Appeals was correct. We adopt the opinion of the Court of Appeals and affirm both the district court and the Court of Appeals.

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