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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Openly gay umpire, who was subjected to anti-gay slur, hires lawyer to 'explore... legal remedies'

Openly gay umpire, Billy van Raaphorst, was called faggot by Brent Bowers, the manager of the minor league baseball team Edmonton Capitals! van Raaphorst is thinking about hiring a lawyer. Good for him! No one should have to face discrimination while on the job.

"Brent Bowers, the manager of the minor league baseball team Edmonton Capitals is out of a job after a homophobic rant against an openly gay umpire [Billy van Raaphorst, pictured], where he repeatedly used the term faggot. Bowers resigned, the team said Saturday, after the league had decided to suspend him for the rest of the season for his verbal assault on umpire van Raaphorst," reports Outsports. "I spoke with [van Raaphorst on] Sunday, but he could not publicly comment since he has hired an attorney to explore possible legal remedies. He has been an umpire since he was 14 and has done Golden Baseball League games for the past three-plus years." READ MORE

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