The New York Times reports on Merry Stephens, a successful girls basketball coach at a rural, East Texas school, where townsfolk rumored she was a lesbian.
Though it was true, Stephens denied it for five years while she was the coach of a championship high school basketball team in Bloomburg, afraid the truth would cost her a job.
It did cost her a job. As it did the job of Stephens’ partner, the school’s bus driver.
And thanks to Senators Hargrove and Sheldon and the entire WA state Senate Republican caucus, this kind of employment discrimination is perfectly legal in Washington state. Makes you proud, huh?