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Sat May 6, 2017, 11:43 AM

Jury: University of Iowa discriminated against lesbian athletics official

By Associated Press · Friday, May 5, 2017

A jury on Thursday awarded more than $1.4 million to a former University of Iowa athletic administrator, ruling that the university had discriminated against her because of her gender and sexual orientation.

Jane Meyer alleged she suffered workplace discrimination as a gay woman in a relationship with the school’s longtime and highly successful field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, that the school retaliated against her for complaining about Griesbaum’s firing, and that she was paid less than a male counterpart for similar work.

Judge Michael D. Huppert said the eight-person jury found in favor of Meyer on all five counts.

“This is for everyone who has fought for discrimination,” Meyer said. “It’s much bigger than Jane Meyer.”

The trial lasted nearly three weeks and featured testimony from Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and wrestling coach Tom Brands.


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JudyM May 2017 #1

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Sat May 6, 2017, 06:01 PM

1. Kudos to her for standing up and taking the heat.

Good jury, too!

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