Let’s say you’re a TV news anchor in Miami. Your performance review changes from “too anchor-like and too ‘Brian Williams'” in delivery to “too soft” and not “main anchor-like” the moment you’re outed as gay — and you’re fired. You file a discrimination suit against your employer, WPLG-ABC 10.
As the case works its way through court, what do you do?
If you’re Charles Perez, you come to Westport, get married, and go house-hunting.
This Sunday, Charles and his boyfriend — Miami accountant Keith Rinehard — will tie the knot.
Tomorrow “we’re going to Westport, Conn. Saturday we’re going house shopping. And Sunday we’re getting married on the beach — in linen and flip-flops.”
Keith — a partner in a Miami accounting firm — will commute between Westport and Florida. As for Charles: We probably won’t see him replacing the legendary Tom Appleby at News 12 anytime soon. But whatever he does, we hope he and his husband find a friendly, happy — and non-discriminatory — community here in Westport.