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David RouseWith Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1998 broadened the legal definition of sexual discrimination to include same-sex sexual harassment. That decision was the impetus for the precedent-breaking settlement of Martin's case against the Norfolk Southern Railroad. In 1993 Martin was transferred to a new job as supervisor at a railroad service yard just outside Birmingham, Alabama. From the day he started, he was subjected to unfathomable and unrelenting harassment in the form of bullying, sexual innuendo, intimidation, and threats. Martin is not a homosexual, nor is it clear whether his aggressors even perceived him to be. Reports of the incidents to his own supervisors went unheeded, exacerbating his predicament. Martin sued, but he was told by the court that sexual discrimination laws did not apply. Martin won his suit on a technicality but the railroad dragged its feet on settling until the Oncale decision was announced. Martin's highly personal, journal-like narrative tells his wrenching but ultimately self-affirming story.