Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Update on Lesbian Golf Coach’s Lawsuit Against the University of Minnesota
In December, 2010 I blogged about a lawsuit filed by Katie Brenny, a lesbian golf coach at the University of Minnesota who alleged that she was discriminated against on the basis of her sexual orientation. Included in the lawsuit were charges against the Director of Golf at the time, John Harris. The Minnesota Court of Appeals has dismissed the charges against Harris, who is no longer at the U. Brenny's lawsuit also includes charges of discrimination against the Board of Regents, alleging violations of the Minnesota Human Rights Act, and one count against both the university and Harris, alleging that they misrepresented the job to her in violation of Minnesota law. These part of the lawsuit are still active. Brenny’s lawyer minimized the importance of this dismissal since Harris’s actions will be examined by the court as part of the lawsuit that is still active. More on this as it unfolds.