Trans VA Worker Calls For Judge's Recusal In Bias Suit

Law360, San Francisco (April 24, 2017, 9:15 PM EDT) -- A lawyer representing a transgender man in his discrimination suit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs called for a Texas federal judge to recuse himself Monday, saying the judge made multiple comments that show he is biased against transgender individuals.

Tracie Jackson of Frye Oaks Benavidez & O'Neil argued in a motion for recusal that U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes demonstrated his personal bias in comments he made during a case management conference, where he suggested discrimination only applies to women and not men, and insisted that plaintiff Cyrus Drew “changed” rather than "transitioned" genders.

“The fact that Judge Hughes...

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