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.
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