A three-person panel of commissioners from the 13-member Illinois Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has decided not to review the egregious decision of IHRC administrative law judge Michael Robinson in the discrimination complaint filed by homosexuals Todd and Mark Wathen against Christian bed and breakfast owner Jim Walder.
Posted in Illinois Politics, Religious Liberty, Sexuality
Tagged Bruce Rauner, Duke Alden, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Jason Craddock, Jesse White, Jim Walder, Mark Wathen, Michael Bakalis, Michael Robinson, Patricia Bakalis Yadgir, Terry Cosgrove, Timber Creek Bed & Breakfast, Todd and Mark Wathen, Todd Wathen
Initial press reports suggested that the case against the Christian owner of the Timber Creek Bed and Breakfast in Paxton, Illinois, Jim Walder, was settled. The Illinois Human Rights Commission has clarified that administrative law judge Michael R. Robinson’s decision that Jim Walder should pay an $80,000 fine and be required to offer his facility to a homosexual couple to celebrate their civil union can be appealed by filing “exceptions.”
Either party to the suit has 30 days to file exceptions. If they file exceptions, the case goes before a panel. If no exceptions are filed, the recommendations made …
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Tagged ACLU, Betty Tsamis, Bruce Rauner, Human Rights Act, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Jim Walder, John Knight, Kevin Chambers, Michael R. Robinson, Timber Creek Bed and Breakfast, Todd and Mark Wathen