The University of Iowa recently came under a bit of scrutiny from a former law professor there for its all-pink visitors’ locker room as the  the co-founder of  Minnesota-based called “Gender Justice” called their setup “sexist” and “homophobic.” It’s easy to dismiss the scrutiny something of an oddball legal story, because that’s ultimately what it is, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some lessons—or that this could hypothetically become something more than it currentluy is. View Full Post
On February 26, 2013, by a vote of 5 to 3, the Phoenix City Council voted to ban discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and disability.  Prior to the vote, the City of Phoenix Human Relations Ordinance (the “Ordinance”) only prohibited discrimination in employment on the basis of... Continue Reading
Can Being Called “Too Flamboyant” Be Basis for State Gender Discrimination Claim? Let’s play the “law school hypothetical” game for a minute.  (I know, not as exciting as a cat being chosen in Monopoly, but bear with me.) You hear the following allegations: An gay, male employee starts works as a teacher in an “New Beginnings Alternative” program at a public school. During his employment, he is subject to derogatory statements by... Continue Reading