Can an employer deny me a job because of my dating status?

Question Details: My boyfriend and I applied for the same job; he got hired and I did not. The reason for my failure to be hired was because we are dating. The reason for hiring him and not me was because he approached the employer about the job first. Is it legal for the employer to deny me a job based on my dating status? There is no current dating policy at the place of employment.

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