Bar Owner Court Ordered to Pay $400G to Transgenders

An Oregon bar owner must pay $400,000 in damages to a group of transgender after they were asked to stay away, the Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed Wednesday.

The state Bureau of Labor and Industries ordered the penalty in 2013, saying the Portland bar violated a law that prohibits discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Owner Chris Penner left two voicemail messages for a member of the Rose City T-Girls, a group of transgender customers that frequented the bar every Fright night starting in 2012



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