Report: Transgender woman sues Louisville nursing college

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A TV station is reporting that a transgender woman has filed a discrimination lawsuit against a nursing college in Louisville, Kentucky.

WHAS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1OB3yUe) the lawsuit was filed Friday in Jefferson Circuit Court on behalf of Vanessa Gilliam. The suit accuses Galen College of Nursing of discriminating against Gilliam for being transgender, and for suggesting she not use the women’s restroom though she identifies as a female.

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Gilliam, who has since left Galen, says she was humiliated, according to the report. It adds she’s seeking reimbursement for tuition and books, along with damages for emotional trauma.

Galen says in a statement it couldn’t comment because it hasn’t seen the lawsuit, but added the college “strives to create and maintain a respectful and safe campus climate for students, faculty, and staff.”

 

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