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Library Of Congress Guilty Of Trans Discrimination


In 2004, after working as an Army Special Forces commander, a man named David Schroer applied for a job as the senior terrorism analyst at the Library of Congress.

All seemed to be going well and Schroer seemed like a shoo-in, but things got more complicated when David said he planned on becoming Diane. The Library didn’t seem to approve, because Schroer was told he couldn’t have the job.

Fast-forward four years and the Library of Congress now finds itself guilty of discrimination.

A federal court ruled Friday that the Library did, in fact, discriminate against Schroer because she transitioned genders. And she couldn’t be more pleased:

It is especially gratifying that the court has ruled that discriminating against someone for transitioning is illegal. I knew all along that the 25 years of experience I gained defending our country didn’t disappear when I transitioned, so it was hard to understand why I was being turned down for a job doing what I do best just because I’m transgender.

It is tremendously gratifying to have your faith in this country, and what is fundamentally right and fair, be reaffirmed.

While the financial specifics of this reaffirmation have yet to be determined, we’re hoping Schroer gets a big pay-off.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Sep 22, 2008
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  • 3 Comments
    • TERRY D.C.
      TERRY D.C.

      I am not at all sure the courts should be mandating standards for security analysis that
      include such mental adjustments!

      Sep 22, 2008 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ask ena
      ask ena

      Yeah Terry, she was a much more stable and productive individual when she was trying to cope with being stuck in the wrong body every day of her life and living a lie to her colleagues…

      I am not transgendered, but I can only imagine this process requires internal strength and determination that would probably make her more equipped for that job than most.

      Sep 22, 2008 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ask ena
      ask ena

      That said, could one of our sisters please give Diane a few make-up tips??

      Sep 22, 2008 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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