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Press Conference: March 7, 2019

CSL Plasma sued for discriminating against transgender woman

Minnesota Department of Human Rights and Minnesota Attorney General to speak to lawsuit

ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) will file a lawsuit on Thursday (March 7) against CSL Plasma for unlawfully denying a transgender woman from donating her plasma because of her gender identity. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will represent MDHR in the lawsuit, which will be filed in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District Court in Hennepin County.

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: Today, Thursday, March 7, at 2 p.m.

WHO: Speakers will include:

  • MDHR Deputy Commissioner Irina Vaynerman
  • Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

WHERE: Attorney General Ellison’s conference room, Room 102, State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55155

MORE: The lawsuit technically will be filed Thursday morning at a time not yet determined. However, it will be released before the press conference. As soon as it’s filed, copies of the lawsuit and the press release will be available for news outlets.

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Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Communications Department
Freeman Building, 625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155
www.mn.gov/mdhr, MDHR YouTube channel

Contact MDHR
Taylor Putz,
Executive Aide to the Commissioner
651.226.4615
Taylor.Putz@state.mn.us

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