Female Santa suing Wal-Mart 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Should a department store Santa always be a man? A
woman who lost her role as Santa Claus at Wal-Mart when a customer
complained it was a man's job is seeking $67,000 from the nation's biggest
retailer for lost wages, pain and suffering. The Kentucky Commission on
Human Rights heard arguments Friday in the sex-discrimination complaint of
Marta Brown against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. "Mrs. Brown proved she could play
the role of Santa, but she was rejected based on her female status," said
her lawyer, Alteata McWilliams. Wal-Mart stands by its decision to replace
Brown based on her gender, company spokesman Mike Maher said from Wal-Mart
headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. See full story

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