THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Marla Krolikowski sued her former employer, St. Francis Catholic high school in Queens, NY, after they fired her, she claimed, for being transgender. After only one day of testimony, the judge today strongly urged the school to settle with Krolikowski.
According to a report from WABC, the school argued Krolikowski was fired for insubordination. The judge, however, wasn’t buying it.
Judge Duane Hart: “Insubordination after 32 years of teaching? And the insubordination seems to coincide with the expression of being transgender?”
The school had no comment today and Krolikowski said she would not return to her former job as any part of a settlement.
Another huge step forward for trans rights. This is particularly newsworthy because it involves a private school.
I wrote about this incident earlier this year following the firing: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/transitioning-trans-teacher-told-she-was-worse-than-gay-and-banned-from-public-events/
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