Bar Owner Fined $400K For Banning Crossdressers

Chris Penner, owner of a bar called the Twilight Room Annex in Portland, OR, has been ordered to pay $400, 000 to a group of cross-dressers he prohibited from entering the club last year, reports Associated Press.

The city’s Bureau of Labor and Industries civil rights division imposed the penalty against Penner, who allegedly told members of the Rose City T-Girls not to come to his club because they’d driven away the bar’s other Friday night customers.

“He did not exclude them and did not intend to exclude them; he simply asked that they not use the P Club on Friday nights because it had killed his business,” Johnathan Radmacher, Penner’s lawyer, said.

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