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Bias Claim Lost On Appeal.

A woman who claimed she was not offered a contract renewal at Metropolitan Opera Association in New York City because she was heterosexual has lost her appeal. The case was the first "anti-straight" discrimination case under the city's Human Rights Law

Martha Ellen Brennan, a former assistant stage director, had claimed she was discriminated against by her openly homosexual boss, who did not renew her contract in 1993, which would have been her fourth season. Neither the Manhattan Supreme Court nor the First Department found any evidence to support Brennan's claim.

The Met declined to comment.
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Title Annotation:Martha Ellen Brennan vs the Metropolitan Opera
Author:Sinclair, Matthew
Publication:The Non-profit Times
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2001
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