Lesbian Coach Sues After Losing Job

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com January 11 2011 6:45 PM ET

In a lawsuit to be filed Wednesday, a former associate women's golf coach at
the University of Minnesota alleges that athletic department officials assigned her to another position because she is gay.

Attorneys for former coach Kathryn "Katie" Brenny allege in a 16-page complaint that the university's board of regents and golf director John Harris violated Brenny's rights under Minnesota's Human Right Act when she was stripped of her responsibilities in the athletic department and reassigned to a sales position, the Minneapolis Star Tribunereports.

Brenny alleges in the complaint that the golf director "did not want to hire a homosexual to coach the women's golf team."

University of Minnesota general counsel Mark Rotenberg denies that the school discriminated against Brenny on the basis of sexual orientation. 

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