Transgender Veteran Settles California Suit over Being Denied A Haircut

February 7, 2017

A Riverside County, Calif. transgender Army veteran has settled a lawsuit against a Rancho Cucamonga barbershop that refused to cut women’s hair.

The amount of the settlement was not disclosed.

The Press-Enterprise reported that as part of the settlement The Barbershop is required to serve all customers after it initially turned away Kendall Oliver because the owner of the shop perceived Oliver to be female. Oliver identifies as transgender and as more male than female.

The Barbershop owner Richard Hernandez admitted to breaking the law and discriminating against Oliver.

He says his Christian beliefs wouldn’t allow him to cut women’s hair. He says he apologized to Oliver and offered to reimburse the cost of a haircut.

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  • February 8, 2017 at 1:56 pm
    mrbob says:
    Captain Planet, You are correct that Jesus never said do not cut the hair of a women but many Christians due interpret I Corinthians 11:15 to be that a women's hair shall not ... read more
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    Captain Planet says:
    Remember that part in "The Bible", "When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have tr... read more

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