Wednesday, March 19, 2014

For the Record: Judge's decision on Brenny vs. U Minnesota Regents

...the university violated the state’s Human Rights Act prohibition of discrimination against a person on the basis of sexual orientation. [The judge] awarded Brenny a maximum of $334,000 for lost wages based on the university’s conduct, plus another maximum of $25,000 for mental anguish.

Richard Brenny, Katie Brenny’s father, said Tuesday he didn’t realize how badly she was suffering until hearing her testimony. When she told him at the time how bad it was, “I just couldn’t believe it,” he said. “The whole system failed,” he said. “And all the people involved are gone.”

He said he hopes the U has corrected the problems his daughter faced or is at least working toward a solution.


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And what did the University of Minnesota have to say about losing this discrimination suit?

In response to the ruling, university spokesman Chuck Tombarge said, “With due respect to the court, we are disappointed with the decision and will closely review the findings, conclusions and order, and determine the appropriate next steps.”

Not "We are very sorry."

Not "This never should have happened."

Not "We will be taking steps to see that this does not happen again."

In a word: despicable.

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