Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund announced a lawsuit against Walter J. Gallagher, Sheriff of Orange County, Florida, for violating Deputy Sheriff Thomas Woodard's constitutional rights, including his right to privacy under the Florida State Constitution.
Sheriff Gallagher forced Woodard to resign after mounting an unconstitutional investigation into Woodard's off-duty private sexual activity.
As part of the investigation, an investigator called Woodard in after he
had worked a full night shift, and subjected him to a demeaning inquiry regarding intimate details of his
life history.In response to this interrogation, Woodard stated that he
Based on this, Woodard was labeled a "homosexual" and was told he
must resign or be terminated.
President Bush Names Appointments to AIDS Commission
President Bush named two individuals to the National AIDS Commission
, including a person with AIDS.The Commission, now complete after the U.S. Congress
named its appointees earlier this year, will evaluate and affect federal policy for fighting the epidemic.