Allegra Schawe-Lane and her husband, Dane Lane, say they faced threats and slurs from colleagues at company known for supporting gay rights

A Kentucky transgender woman and her husband sued Amazon on Wednesday, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at the mammoth online retailer’s warehouse in northern Kentucky.

A lawyer working with the couple said the case is notable in part because Amazon, one of the nation’s largest corporations, has a record of strongly supporting gay and transgender rights.

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