Friday, July 16, 2010

Gay man wins $1 million discrimination case against Express Jet

"A jury has awarded a Buxton man more than $1 million in a discrimination case based on sexual orientation -- the largest such award to date in Maine," reports SDGLN. "Edward Russell's attorney, Guy Loranger, argued in Cumberland County Superior Court that his client was repeatedly passed up for promotion because he is gay. In late June, a jury agreed after hearing three days of evidence and deliberating for six hours."