Lesbian couple wins discrimination lawsuit targeting Vermont resort
By JONATHAN WOLFMAN
Nearly two years back I posted about the lesbian couple who sued Vermont’s Wildflower Inn for denying their right to rent the grounds for their wedding reception in October, 2010. Kate Baker and Ming Lindsey have resolved their suit with the inn’s owners whose refusal violated Vermont’s longstanding Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Act.
The couple, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union has won, although not simply for themselves.
The resort has agreed to pay $10,000 to the Vermont Human Rights Commission (a co-plaintiff in the case). The VHRC will use the money to defend others whose rights have been violated. The resort further agreed to pay $20,000 to a charitable trust, according to Jess Bidgood in the New York Times, that Baker and Lindsey will administer.
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