A secretary for the Metropolitan Opera's stage director filed a discrimination suit, saying her boss subjected her to a hostile environment and fired her because she isn't a homosexual. The New York Supreme Court let her case go to trial, ruling that a state law barring discrimination based on sexual orientation also protects heterosexuals. (Brennan v. Metropolitan Opera Association Inc., No. 3894, N.Y. App., 2001) Eleven states and more than 100 municipalities ban job bias based on sexual orientation.