Too Straight?

A former instructor at Trocaire College, a Catholic junior college in Buffalo, has filed a complaint against the school. He argued that he faced discrimination because he was straight. According to an article by Jay Tokasz in the Buffalo News:

The state Division of Human Rights has found “probable cause” that the Catholic college in South Buffalo discriminated against Dr. Csaba Marosan because of his age, gender, national origin and sexual orientation. The division also determined that the college may have retaliated against Marosan because of his original discrimination complaint.

Marosan, a Hungarian-born professor who worked in the college’s natural sciences department, was fired in 2009. According to the article, the state found some evidence that “the college wanted to terminate Marosan… because of his accent and because ‘he was not part of a clique of younger and/or homosexual males who socialized with administrators.’”

According to a piece in ABC News, that clique was known as the “Merry Men.”

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer