leslie-hagen.jpgLeslie Hagen’s performance evaluations at the Justice Department had the highest possible ratings — “outstanding” in each of five categories, yet she was fired by a top aide in the Bush administration based on rumors that she was gay, even though discrimination based on sexual orientation in the department is illegal.

On Monday, Feb. 2 she was rehired based on the fact that she was the “best person for the job,” after a nationwide search to fill her position. (National Public Radio)

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