A former Minnesota state Senate aide who was fired after having an affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is suing the state for gender discrimination. Michael Brodkorb's lawsuit claims that "similarly situated female legislative employees" have been allowed to keep their jobs "despite intimate relationships with male legislators," and that he was fired, in effect, for being a man.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- The mystery behind China's aggressive push into space
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- The best places to find love — and lust — according to science
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- This simple hack for slicing cherry tomatoes will astound you
- Sex can't explain the culture war
- How a drafting error could doom Obama's carbon regulations
- The 5 best and worst states for a well-lived life
- Why GOP reformers are bound to fail
- How the battle for religious freedom became a nonsensical free-for-all
Subscribe to the Week