The president of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Law Association (LeGaL) has resigned over comments he made to the press about a Sullivan & Cromwell associate’s sexual-orientation discrimination suit against the firm.

A few days after Aaron Charney filed his Jan. 15 complaint, John Scheich, then-LeGal’s vice president, told ABC News that the firm had been a strong supporter of gay lawyers and said: “I don’t know Aaron Charney or the details of his case, but if I had to line up on one side or the other, I would have to line up with … Sullivan Cromwell.”

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