Gay Man Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A $10 million federal lawsuit has been filed against Idaho officials contending they discriminated against a job applicant because he's gay and has epilepsy.
The Idaho Statesman reports that the lawsuit filed Friday names Idaho Department of Labor Director Ken Edmunds and former Idaho Human Rights Commission Director Pamela Parks as defendants.
Don Dew in the lawsuit says Edmunds' attitude and behavior changed during a job interview for director of the Idaho Human Rights Commission after Edmunds asked about a gap in employment and Dew stated he has epilepsy.
Dew also says that through a public records request he obtained notes Parks made during interviews with references about Dew being gay. Edmunds declined to comment, and Parks couldn't be immediately reached.