P Club Update: Judge Awards Portland T Girls $400,000 but they don't want the money

Almost exactly one year ago I reported on a group transgender woman   in Portland Oregon who were thrown out of a local bar, the P Club. The owner of the club left a voice mail on one of the woman phones telling her and her friends not to come back because he didn't want people to think he was running a 'tranny' bar.

Well, that man is out $405,000 dollars.  Oregon's Equality Act makes it illegal to discriminate against transgender people in public accommodations.

It's not about the money.

Susan Miller posted this to her blog August 31st giving us an idea why.
"It has been a long 14 months and although we won it is not over as we are sure and actually looking forward to Chris Penner the bar owner appealing this ruling. This was an administrative Judge ruling which is good but an appeals Judge ruling or even the state Supreme Court ruling would be better." 


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. It has been a long year for me and my friends but we are thrilled with the ruling. The focus though is on the ruling and that it is illegal discriminate against transgender people. We are sure this will be appealed and we are looking forward to it as we hope to get more courts to rule on this and uphold the discrimination law.
Thanks again

planet trans said...

Susan, thank you so much for commenting! I went to your blog and cross posted a paragraph.

The T girls rock. I am in awe.

Thank you!
Kelli Busey