Ohio: “Gay Cuyahoga County worker wins federal ruling on bias lawsuit”

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Hutchinson sued the county in 2008, claiming she was denied promotions based on her sexual orientation, and that administrators retaliated against her when she complained. U.S. District Judge James Gwin ruled that Hutchinson’s claim falls under the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution, a decision that her lawyer described as far-reaching and unprecedented.
Hutchinson v. Cuyahoga County Board of County Commissioners, No. 08-2966 (N.D. Ohio April 25, 2011)