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Special Forces Vet Wins Lawsuit over Sex Change

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by ConcordCowboy, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Special Forces vet wins lawsuit over sex change

    Alleged that job offer was withdrawn after surgery plans were disclosed



    WASHINGTON - A federal judge has awarded a former Army Special Forces commander nearly $500,000 because she was rejected from a job at the Library of Congress while transitioning from a man to a woman.

    Diane Schroer of Alexandria, Va., applied for the terrorism analyst job while she was still a man named David Schroer. He was offered the job, but the offer was pulled after he told a library official that he was having surgery to change his gender.

    U.S. District Judge James Robinson ruled Tuesday that Schroer was entitled to $491,190 in back pay and damages because of sex discrimination.

    The Library of Congress and the Justice Department argued unsuccessfully that discrimination because of transsexuality was not illegal sex discrimination under the Civil Rights Act.

    The American Civil Liberties Union had argued the case on Schroer's behalf. Paul Cates with the ACLU's Lesbian and Gay Rights Project said the ruling was significant because a federal judge said that discriminating against someone for changing genders is sex discrimination under federal law.

    Schroer is a former U.S. Army colonel who directed a classified group that tracked and targeted terrorists. Schroer retired in 2004 and worked briefly in the private sector before applying for the Congressional Research Service job at the Library of Congress.

    After being offered the job, Schroer had lunch with a Library of Congress official and explained the upcoming surgery. Schroer testified the official called the next day and said the position would not be a "good fit."

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30480401/
  2. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    :lmao2:

    The things you see at the Library of Congress.
  3. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Or won't see.

    :p:
  4. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    True, true....

    On the bright side, the guy/girl can probably afford to hang out at the Smithsonian 24/7 - 365.
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Maybe, they could've argued that the he/she applied under false circumstances.
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    There are a lot of jokes that can be used here but for once I am going to be politically correct and hold back.
  7. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    I know gender is protected class by EEO but is transgender one of them.

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