Judge Finds Sex Bias In Transgender Suit

Law360, New York (September 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a decision that broadens the scope of sex under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, a federal judge has ruled that the Library of Congress violated federal law when it rescinded a job offer to a former army colonel after learning that she was transitioning from a male to a female.

While Judge James Robertson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia stopped short of making “transgender” a protected class under Title VII, he squarely called the government's decision not to...
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