Main | Friday, July 06, 2007

LA Is Sorry, So Sorry

In what one city council member called "a major hit to the city's budget", a Los Angeles jury yesterday awarded black lesbian firefighter Brenda Lee $6.2M in her discrimination suit against that city's fire department. Lee returns to court today while the jury considers punitive damages, which could ratchet the award much higher. Earlier this year, a straight male coworker of Lee won a $1.7M judgement for retaliation he said he suffered for supporting her.

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