Victor Woman Settles Up with Town of Victor based on Sexual Orientation-Related Discrimination


After jumping through many political hoops, a Victor woman is settling with the town in court.  It all started two years ago when Kristen Thorsness told the town board of victor that she was discriminated against based on her sexual orientation.  She wanted to run for public office, and she said that a member of the town planning board had vocally opposed her candidacy.   The town performed an investigation, but found no evidence of any wrongdoing based on differing reports from town board members.  Thorsness then filed a formal complaint with the New York Human Rights Association.  After a preliminary hearing, they decided to settle outside of court.  The town is giving Thorsness five thousand dollars, but would not admit to any wrong doing.  In return, Thorsness must withdraw her complaint.

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