Brett Williams on gay bias ruling against Colorado State Patrol

Brett Williams loved being in the Colorado State Patrol, where he rose to the rank of captain in twelve years. But he says he knows it isn't possible for him to return to the job. Why not? Because Williams was rejected for reinstatement for reasons he believes were connected to his sexual orientation -- he's gay. And a judge has agreed, slapping the CSP for an anti-gay culture exemplified by a background exam and polygraph during which Williams was quizzed about everything from porn to child molestation.
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