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Victory for Gay Cop

at Gay Pride Parade!

6/7/2011 5:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gloria Allred knows how to get results.  The California Department of Corrections has just folded like a cheap suit and will now allow a gay corrections officer to march in uniform in Sunday's West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade.

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Officer Andrew Johnson and Allred held a news conference today and filed a complaint, alleging the Department was guilty of discrimination based on sexual orientation when it refused to allow Johnson to march in uniform, on grounds it would be a "discredit" to the Department.

The Department now says, "CDCR acknowledges that [its policy] is outdated and requires careful revision.  Therefore, Correctional Officer Andrew Johnson will be allowed to wear the CDCR uniform in the upcoming Gay Pride Parade..."

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baby    

this is asbout as sick as society gets, WE pay the police dept, he is a public servant, and we want to praise him for being gay? the society is going to ruin, all people care about is showing their self, or being a homo! sadddddd

1046 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...congrats to him.....!!!!!!!!!!...I don't agree with gays adopting though...

1046 days ago
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kelley    

And now they will find some way to fire him.

1046 days ago
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Leo    

Good news. The guy can wear his uniform in the civil rights parade just like LAPD, L.A. Sheriff's, and other police and firefighters. You don't lose your Constitutional Rights of free expression just because you serve the public. No one is forcing the aptly named poster "baby" to watch the parade. I'm heterosexual but see no reason to oppress people who aren't.

1046 days ago
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Kathy    

Good for him! Everyone deserves to have equal rights.

1046 days ago
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realist    

Can the CDCR please exhibit some common sense and revise their manual to read that uniforms may be worn only when on duty?

1046 days ago
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Dave    

Great! I'm so happy for him.

1046 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

makes you wish we had an iranian government. this shameless arrongance of hommos really leads to unfit radicalization of people's ideas of what freedom is. and f/a/.g.g.itism does not equal =the whole world's freedom. it equals =mental disease. obviously.

1046 days ago
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LDFRMC    

baby: "...WE pay the police dept, he is a public servant, and we want to praise him for being gay?"

Lots of off duty officers wear their uniforms in public events throughout the state.

WE pay the [corrections department]. WE means everyone, not just you.

Grow up "baby."

1046 days ago
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Love Star Wars    


I hope he selects a fine pair of JIMMY CHOO'S to accentuate that fabulous uniform.

And I hope he drags GLORIA ALRED behind him in a little red wagon!

YOU GO GIRLS !!

1046 days ago
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realist    

"It must also be noted that while CDCR is evaluating the ambiguity of its regulations, and
permitting the officer to participate in this particular event, it is not CDCR!s intent to permit
staff to wear the official uniform for individual off-duty events. CDCR will clarify this policy
in the regulatory process.”

The last paragraph of their public announcement. Can it be that they will exhibit some common sense afterall?

1046 days ago
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Ashley    

Disgusting....a legit police officer's uniform will now be part of those freak porn parades. @en Todo Momento, you're so right... where are the jihadies when you need 'em!

1046 days ago
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ace    

what a homo!!!

1046 days ago
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kelley    

And now they will find a way to fire him.
Well done Gloria All********red.

1046 days ago
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Swords Woman    

en Todo Momento should change "it's" name to en Todo Idiot-o and move to Iran...I'm sure they'd welcome you with open arms.

As for Andrew Johnson, congrats hon...well deserved!

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