A former intern said she was fired from New Mexico Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office for being transgender.
Riley Del Rey told the Santa Fe New Mexican she was fired from the Democrat’s office almost three years ago and is speaking now because she has seen a number of stories about sexual harassment but transgender voices are missing.
Lujan Grisham, who is chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a candidate for New Mexico governor, said her office would not discriminate against anyone.
“Our office takes the rights of the [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] community very seriously, and we are dumbfounded by any suggestion that we would discriminate against anyone for any reason,” spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said.
Read more at Roll Call.