BET is well within its rights to request certain attire for its hosts according to a judge who dismissed B. Scott’s lawsuit against the network.
The transgender blogger, television personality and radio host filed a discrimination suit against the network, claiming it humiliated him during last year’s BET awards by forcing him to change into men’s clothing.
The judge ruled BET has the 1st Amendment right to run its shows the way it wants … and that includes ordering Scott to change from women’s to men’s clothes … and that’s that.
Scott tells TMZ, “It disheartens me that the message sent today wasn’t a message of acceptance, but rather it’s acceptable to discriminate against transgender individuals on the basis of their gender identity and expression.”
Scott’s attorney has said he plans to appeal the decision.
Did the judge make the right decision? Or just reinforce a constant denial of acceptance for members of the transgender community without even realizing it?
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