There’s been a minor development in the case of the four firefighters who have brought a complaint against the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department for ordering them to take part in the San Diego Pride Parade.

(I blogged pretty heavily about this on this blog last Friday).

An associate attorney at the office of Charles LiMandri, the attorney who is representing the firefighters, just told me that LiMandri has received the right to sue, which he applied for last week. Getting a right to sue is a preliminary step towards bringing a full-blown lawsuit.

LiMandri definitely plans to go forward with that lawsuit, the attorney, Teresa Mendoza, told me.

What the firefighters have to say for themselves so far, I haven’t been able to hear. Last Friday, I spoke briefly with Capt. John Ghiotto, who has appeared on television a few times to talk about his case. He told me I would have to talk to his attorney.

The other three firefighters do not wish to give interviews, Mendoza said. They have been receiving threats and nasty comments since they went public with their fight, she said.

If any of them wants to give me a call, I’m all ears.


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