Andre Cooley

Andre Cooley

Andre Cooley was fired from his job only because he is gay. But with the help of the lawyers at the ACLU, he fought for the freedom to work without discrimination and he was reinstated as a corrections officer in the state of Mississippi.

“I am looking forward to returning to a job that I loved in the sheriff’s department,” Cooley said. “I’m very happy that the sheriff’s department has clarified in writing that they do not discriminate based on sexual orientation. Everyone should be judged by their ability to do the job, not by their sexual orientation.”

 

Andre Cooley and attorney Josh Block from the ACLU tell of Cooley’s legal victory