Gay coach sues University of Minnesota

Early last month, the Minnesota Daily reported that a former golf coach at the University of Minnesota was preparing to sue the U, alleging it had discriminated against her for being gay.

Looks like she is following through. From the Associated Press:

A former associate women’s golf coach alleges the University of Minnesota stripped her of her coaching  duties because she’s a lesbian.

Kathryn “Katie” Brenny served a lawsuit on the university Tuesday. Her attorney says the complaint will be filed in court today.

The complaint alleges the Board of Regents and golf director John Harris violated Brenny’s rights as a  member of a protected class under the Minnesota Human Rights Act. The Star Tribune reports the complaint alleges the university made Brenny a victim of “reprisal” by changing her job description and transferring her to a job outside the golf program.

University general counsel Mark Rotenberg has said the university disputes Brenny’s claims and that it’s not true that the school discriminated against her on the basis of sexual orientation.