U.S. government sues Texas RV park for alleged discrimination against transgender woman

October 08, 2013
On behalf of the federal government, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has filed a lawsuit against a Texas recreational vehicle park for alleged discrimination against a transgender woman.
     The suit was filed Oct. 3 in the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, against George Toone and In Toone Services.
     The woman, Roxanne Joganik, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in June 2012, alleging that Toone discriminated against her on the basis of sex, violating the federal Fair Housing Act. She later added Toone's company, In Toone Services, to the complaint.
     According to the government's lawsuit, In Toone Services, based in Abilene, owns Texas RV Park, a 43-site facility in Athens, Texas.
     In Toone Services took control in May 2012, five days after Joganik had paid rent through June 2012, the complaint stated.