Gay Couple Files Complaints Over Illinois B&B’s

Author: , November 3rd, 2011

Illinois B&B ComplaintA gay couple has filed complaints with the Illinois Human Rights Commission against two downstate bed-and-breakfast inns that allegedly refused to host their civil-union ceremony.

Todd and Mark Wathen of Mattoon, Ill., allege that both the Timber Creek Bed and Breakfast and Beall Mansion Bed and Breakfast discriminated against them by refusing to host their legally recognized ceremony.

The Wathen’s attorneys–Betty Tsamis of Chicago, and John Knight and Harvey Grossman of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois–announced the filing Nov. 2 in a news release.

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Southwest Flight Attendants May File Official Complaint Over Pilot’s Gay Slurs

Author: , June 25th, 2011

Southwest Airlines ComplaintMembers of a union representing 9,400 Southwest Airlines flight attendants say they are angered and disappointed by the remarks made by a pilot who used homophobic, misogynistic, and ageist terms to refer to members of his flight crew.

TWU Local 556 president Thom McDaniel said Tuesday that the airline’s management did not do enough to punish the pilot whose words were broadcast to several other pilots and air traffic control operators. He added that the union is consulting with attorneys to decide whether a complaint will be filed against Southwest to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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