A Los Angeles law enforcement officer
is filing a discrimination complaint against his employer who refused
to allow him to march in a gay pride parade, celebrity website
The officer, who has yet to be
identified, says he was denied a request to march in uniform during
the upcoming June 12 Christopher Street West Hollywood Gay &
Lesbian Pride Parade and Festival.
After submitting a written request to
participate in the parade, the cop says his bosses balked at the
idea, and wrote in their refusal that doing so would bring
“discredit” to his department.
Celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is
representing the officer. She is expected to hold a news conference
with reporters on Tuesday.
Allred reportedly would not discuss the
identity of the officer or the department where he works, but did
disclose that he's gay.
Last month, Allred made quick work of a
case involving a father who accused Atlanta
Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell of hurling anti-gay slurs
towards fans in San Francisco's ATT Park.