filed a discrimination complaint Wednesday against a
suburban Chicago school district, saying a school
official was fired because he was openly gay, the
Associated Press reported Thursday.
42, was fired in November after two years as
superintendent on a 4-2 vote from the school board.
Lambda Legal staff attorney James Madigan argued in a
statement that the board tried to prevent Mitchell
from being hired because of his sexual
orientation."[When] they failed to do that, they stopped him
from doing his job--all at the expense of
students of Bremen," the statement said.
Ray Hauser, an
attorney representing Bremen High School District 228,
said that Mitchell was fired for poor leadership, including
showing a joke video that portrayed teachers as
killers, strippers, and drug users, according to the
AP. (The Advocate)