The Oregon labor commissioner has filed discrimination charges against a Portland bar owner accused of telling transgender patrons to stay away.
KATU reports that Commissioner Brad Avakian filed the charge Tuesday against the Twilight Room Annex, formerly known as the P Club.
Bar owner Chris Penner is accused of asking a group of transgender patrons known as the Rose City T-Girls to stop visiting because he didn’t want it to be known as a “tranny bar.”
At the time he was accused — last August — Penner said he was shocked and baffled by the discrimination allegation. He said he has gay and lesbian staff, and the bar has hosted same-sex wedding receptions and gay pride events.