VICTORY in McDonald’s anti-gay discrimination case

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Photo courtesy of ACLU of Kentucky

Photo courtesy of ACLU of Kentucky

Today was a great day for equality as the McDonald’s anti-gay discrimination case finally came to an end.

Nine months ago, Ryan Marlatt, Teddy Eggers and three friends went to the McDonald’s on 420 E. Market and received not-so-happy, if not vile, service. Employees called Marlatt and Eggers several anti-gay slurs, which were practically dismissed by the manager. About three months later, Marlatt and Eggers returned to Louisville to join in a protest against that McDonald’s with Fairness Campaign, ACLU of Kentucky and the University of Louisville’s GLBTQ organization, Common Ground.

Today, the ACLU and Fairness held a press conference announcing a major victory. Marlatt and Eggers each will receive a cash settlement and management at 30 of Louisville-area McDonald’s must attend courses in diversity training.

Coverage of the event will be on tonight’s evening news. Check Fox41, WLKY and WAVE for a wrap-up of today’s event.

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4 Responses to “VICTORY in McDonald’s anti-gay discrimination case”

  1. Rachel Says:

    That’s fantastic! Congratulations to all.

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  3. HalfGay Says:

    This is so important!!! Thanks for the update!

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