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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

City of Cincinnati Must Pay Up for Demoting Transsexual Police Officer

SCOTUS has declined to consider the city's appeal of a 1999 discrimination case:
A transsexual Cincinnati police officer won a final victory in a discrimination battle that will likely cost the city more than $1 million after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene Monday.

The court's refusal to consider shielding employers from discrimination lawsuits filed by transsexuals means Officer Philecia Barnes' previous court victories will stand, including the jury's decision ordering the city to pay Barnes $320,000 in addition to $550,000 in attorney fees.