Diana Schroer, A Transgendered Woman, Wins Precedent-Setting Job Discrimination Lawsuit


This is awesome news:

A transgendered woman, who lost a job offer because of her sexual status, has won a potentially groundbreaking federal sex discrimination lawsuit.

A federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., ruled today that the Library of Congress discriminated against Diane Schroer when it offered her a job and then rescinded it after learning she was transgendered.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which represented Schroer, said Judge James Robertson’s ruling is the first to hold that the federal sex discrimination statute, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, applies to transgendered people.

Other courts that have considered the issue have said Congress only intended for the anti-discrimination statute to protect men and women, but not people who change their sex, the ACLU said.

Robertson disagreed, saying Schroer’s case “was discrimination based on sex.”

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One Comment on “Diana Schroer, A Transgendered Woman, Wins Precedent-Setting Job Discrimination Lawsuit”

  1. Chief Says:

    What, oh what, oh what does a job with the Library of Congress have to do with being male — or female. Either a person is qualified for the job or they are not qualified for the job.

    What the hell does plumbing have to do with it ? ?


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