On 19 March 2007, Steve Stanton’s attorney submitted a reply to Largo City Council resolution No. 1924. The resolution put into motion the procedures to fire Stanton. The case is still ongoing and thanks to the Dr. Jillian T. Weiss Blog, we now have a copy of the reply given to the City Council. You can read the reply here. As the Weiss blog points out, the four main points of the reply are:
- Terminating An Experienced, Effective and Highly Skilled City Manager Does Not Serve the Best Interests of Largo Residents
- The City Should Base Employment Decisions On Objective Performance Criteria And Comply With Its Own Non-Discrimination Policies
- Mr. Stanton Followed Professional Guidelines For Disclosing His Transgender Status To His Employer
- Transitioning Permits Transgender People To Live Healthy, Productive Lives
I’m not knowledgeable on the topic of Transgender issues, I just don’t like to see people being discriminated against as a result of their race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. So if you want to read more on the law of it all, surf on over to the Jillian T. Weiss Blog.