Oct 20, 2007
Quickie Link: Gay Policemen in Chile May Press Lawsuit
(Chile) - Gay rights leader Rolando Jimenez refused Thursday to rule out legal action against the Santiago police force in connection with allegations, first disclosed last week, that two Gay Carabineros police officers were forced from their jobs because of their sexual orientation. Jimenez told The Santiago Times that the Gay right group he leads, MOVILH, has already spoken with police officials about reinstating Rivas and Salgado, and that more talks are on the horizon. Still, he would not discount a possible lawsuit. Jimenez’s statements come one day after two the gay police officers - Victor Rivas and Armando Salgado - testified to the Chamber of Deputies’ Human Rights Commission about the alleged case of discrimination.