Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Settlement Ends Penn State Discrimination Case

An "amicable" settlement of undisclosed terms has put an end to the lawsuit brought by basketball player Jennifer Harris against her former University, Penn State, and coach Rene Portland. Harris alleged that Portland's decision to dismisse her from the team was motivated by discrimination on the basis of race, sex, and perceived sexual orientation. The Title IX count alleged that Harris was dismissed because she failed to conform to the Portland's stereotyped notions of femininity.

I had hoped that this lawsuit would bring public justice to Portland for her notorious "no lesbian" policy and dykebaiting recruiting tactics. So I am disappointed that the settlement terms are sealed.

Update: Ted's comments at Women's Hoops Blog calmed me down a little.

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