From Georgia Voice: “Flint Dollar, the openly gay former band director who was fired from a Catholic prep school in Macon last May because he planned on marrying his partner, has filed a federal lawsuit against the school.”
One of the most shocking parts of Dollar’s discrimination story was that he was fired despite the fact that the school’s employment policy includes protections for sexual orientation.
Shortly after the well-liked teacher was fired, more than 800 Georgians signed Better Georgia’s petition to reinstate Dollar and more than 2,600 people joined a “Save Flint Dollar” Facebook page.
It will be interesting to continue to watch Dollar’s discrimination case unfold, especially in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 U.S. states.
Unfortunately, Georgia is one of only three states in the U.S. without a broad civil rights law to protect LGBTQ citizens from workplace or housing discrimination.