The trial court ruled in favor of the MCHR and found the complaint alleged discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, which is not prohibited under Missouri law.
Around six months after the Western District's opinion was released, the Missouri Supreme Court granted MCHR's motion for transfer.
The MHRA was codified in 1959 to create the MCHR and provisions to protect Missourians from discrimination.
To remedy this, the Court specified that, after 180 days, claims are governed solely by Section 213.111, which strips the MCHR of its jurisdiction.
Following this decision, the MCHR will be required to cease all action on discrimination and retaliation complaints and issue right-to-sue letters, on request, upon expiration of the 180-day period.
(37.) See administrative box 4, Executive Minutes folder 1, MCHR.
5 folder; box 12, Legislation 1974/ Tenants Bill of Rights folder, all in MCHR.
The MCHR staff, in contrast, engaged in active outreach to find and treat male survivors of sexual torture.
More than half the 55 survivors at MCHR in Zagreb suffered from sexual dysfunction for which no physical cause could be found, including impotence, problems maintaining an erection and pain during sexual intercourse.
Neighborhood activists complained that the four ethnic Polish residents they wanted as representatives--two of whom were Duquesne University graduates--were rejected by MCHR social workers who claimed they were seeking greater diversity and higher levels of education.
In a 1967 MCHR survey of Pittsburgh blacks in eight neighborhoods, for example, an average of 67 percent expressed satisfaction with their housing.
oversees the enforcement of the MHRA and investigates complaints of discrimination in housing, employment, and places of public accommodations.