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Middletown Officials to Discuss Possible Firing of Transgender Cop

Photo credit: The Courant
Photo credit: The Courant
Officials in Middletown will meet on June 20, 2014 to discuss the possible firing of a transgender cop.  Middletown Mayor Daniel Drew has scheduled the meeting to discuss if Francesca Quaranta, a 19 year veteran, should keep her job.

The Courant reported that the pre-termination process started after a city-hired psychologist determined that Quaranta was unfit to return to work. Frank Quaranta became known as "Francesca" two years ago. She has worked as a Middletown police officer for seven years and initially said her colleagues supported her alternate lifestyle choice. She has since said the officers allegedly created a hostile work environment and she has filed a complaint.

The complaint she filed with the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities alleges that her supervisors in the police department created a hostile work environment because of her gender identity. Quaranta has been on administrative leave since August, 2013.  

Mayor Drew said the allegations against the department will be discussed thoroughly.

MAC June 22, 2014 at 12:14 AM
I greatly appreciate Robert's honesty and forthrightness, as well as the extremely reasonable and polite way he expresses his points and feelings, as well as disagreements with other posters. He also is not telling anyone else what they must think and believe, in contrast to those like Bobbie (or most gay activists who post on blogs) who think that they know everything and MUST be agreed with! The typical gay activist (and I'm in no way counting Robert as an "activist") is terribly INTOLERANT, determined to Silence and Intimidate all those of opposing views.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Robert is also to be commended for his openness in discussing very frankly (without even being asked to do so), the negatives to the homosexual lifestyle. Most activists insist that the lifestyle is in every way "normal," and that anyone who does not agree with SSM, for instance, is "hateful" and "bigoted."
Igor June 22, 2014 at 07:43 AM
This subject usually bring up more questions than answers. I throw this question up to debate. I mean no disrespect to anyone on either side. But I do think it's a valid question and will have to be addressed at one time or the other by the actual people involved. This woman has the right to live her life the way she feels it should be led. The men who's lives depend on her also have rights. If they feel that they can not depend on her, do they have the right not to be partnered with her? Is that discrimination? Do they have the right with out being banished from the police department?
Robert Pavlick June 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM
The last I knew, the medical community had discovered some gene which makes women much more fertile, but when passed down to a male, makes them gay, so it wasn't a "gay gene", but a fertility gene. But I haven't heard anything since and it doesn't explain Lesbianism, unless they were including Lesbians and saying that Lesbians would then be much more fertile than hetero women. Who knows? But as to only maybe 38% of twins being gay, that doesn't contradict the gay genetic theory at all because what about mixed races and mixed marriages? The couple may have all white children or they may have all black children or they have some of each, yet the children's skin color IS still determined by genetics; they don't choose what color to be. And it may skip several generations and show up later with a white couple having a black child; not knowing that they had that gene. But I , personally have many male friends where both they and their sisters, born years apart are both gay and some where every child in the family was gay. How do you explain that? Did the couple simply set such a bad example of the bliss of marriage that all their kids CHOSE to be gay instead??????
Robert Pavlick June 22, 2014 at 11:41 AM
As to Igor's question, he made a very valid statement about rights: It's not just about HER RIGHTS. Will this woman's partners in a squad car feel safe with her? Perhaps not, since to their thinking, she or he has already exercised poor judgement with his own life and now is operating from a much more emotional foundation than before as a woman naturally would. Regardless of what feminist may want to believe, men and women ARE different and react differently under stress and danger. Her partners have rights too.

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