Remove Cathy Brennan as liaison To ABA's Commission on LGBT
  • Petitioned Linda Rusch, Gonzaga Univ School of Law
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Chair, ABA Business Law Section, Gonzaga Univ School of Law
Linda Rusch, Gonzaga Univ School of Law
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Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
American Bar Association
Director ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Robin L. Rone

Remove Cathy Brennan as liaison To ABA's Commission on LGBT

    1. kelli Busey
    2. Petition by

      kelli Busey

      Arlington, TX

July 2012


I called the ABA office this morning and was told Brennan has been removed from the position of Liaison. This is a victory for all trans people. Thank you for signing!

Attorney Catherine (Cathy) M. Brennan Partner at Hudson Cook LLP has used her position as a lawyer to repeatedly harass, intimidate, bully and embarrass a portion of the community that she has been entrusted by the American Bar Association to help, transgender and transsexual peoples.

Recently Cathy Brennan cyberbullied a transgender woman who had a docket date to change her gender marker by publishing that information and asking that others contact the judge in oppisition to her petition.

Cathy Brennan recently maliciously outed a 17 year old. Transgender Youth To His High School in retaliation for the youths ignorance regarding "rape jokes' which he later appoligized profusly for after being educated about how those 'jokes' are unnaceptable.

Cathy Brennan and co author Elizabeth Hungerford tendered a paper to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, in response to a query regarding the current international status of women stating that:

"the proliferation of legislation designed to protect "gender identity" and "gender expression" undermines legal protections for females vis-à-vis sex segregated spaces, such as female-only clubs, public restrooms, public showers, and other spaces designated as "female only." 

The event picture which was sent to a transgender woman via twitter is the straw that broke the camel's back.

It is unnaceptable that Cathy Brennan is a liaison to Gonzaga Univ School of Law for the ABA's Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity  This allows her unfettered access to further stigmitize trans people from within the legal syastem.

The  very fact she holds that position validates her anti transgender views and further places in harms way the people she was entrusted to work for.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Linda Rusch, Gonzaga Univ School of Law responds:

      Linda Rusch, Gonzaga Univ School of Law

      The ABA Business Law Section does not support or condone discrimination nor derogatory comments of any type. We actively work to increase diversity in the legal profession and to promote an inclusive atmosphere for all of our members and ...

    3. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kitty Martin NASHVILLE, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm signing because people who publicly assert themselves as friendly to the transgender community and accept a paid position as their representative should be charged with fraud and not allowed to assume positions with such fiduciary responsibility. Attorney Catherine Brennan should be ashamed of herself.

      • about 2 years ago

      There is no room for hate of a person regarding their gender whether birth or chosen. Equality for all.

    • Nadine Winter HOUSTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      This person is a known transphobe and has absolutely no clue as to what gender identity actually is. Please remove her from that position.

      • about 2 years ago

      We must never tolerate bullies

      • about 2 years ago

      Cathy Brennan hacked my face book page, removing post that she did not like . On Facebook she insulted me then told me to watch out If i posted anything about her on my page


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