IOWA -- Former Iowa Workforce Commissioner Chris Godfrey is suing the state, former Governor Branstad, and current Governor Reynolds.
Godfrey says he was discriminated against because he's gay. In 2010, then-governor Branstad cut Godfrey's salary by $40,000 dollars when he refused to resign.
Governor Branstad opted to use a private attorney rather than the Attorney General's Office to defend the state, and the costs are adding up. Since 2010, LaMarca & Landry Law Firm has billed the state more than $900,000.