Transsexual Wins Discrimination Lawsuit

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The Library of Congress has been successfully sued by a former Army Special Forces commander who was allegedly passed over for a job as a terrorism analyst because she was still in the middle of a procedure to change from a man to a woman.

The judge in the case said that the Library of Congress discriminated against Diane Schroer of Alexandria by passing her over for the job after finding out that the employee, formerly known as David, was to become Diane before starting the new role.

In his decision the judge stated: “The evidence establishes that the library was enthusiastic about hiring David Schroer — until she disclosed her transsexuality. The library revoked the offer when it learned that a man named David intended to become, legally, culturally, and physically, a woman named Diane. This was discrimination ‘because of … sex.’”

Sharon McGowan, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, said: “The court got it exactly right, sending a loud and clear message to employers everywhere: if you fire or refused to hire someone for transitioning, you are guilty of sex discrimination and may well find yourself liable.”

 

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