Victory for Transgender Rights: Gender Identity Discrimination is Sex Discrimination

 

Mia Macy is a former police detective with extensive training in ballistics. She wants to move to California, and is told that there’s a job opening there at the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. She’s told that she’s qualified for the job, given her experience and training. She applies, and everything looks set to go, except the routine background check. She tells them that, just FYI, she is in the process of transitioning from male to female. A few days later, she’s told that due to budgetary constraints, the job disappeared. Except it didn’t — it was given to someone else.

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