Friday, September 19, 2008

Victory in Schroer v. Library of Congress!

Following a four-day trial last month, D.C. federal district judge James Roberston today released his decision in favor of Diane Schroer, concluding:
In refusing to hire Diane Schroer because her appearance and background did not comport with the decisionmaker’s sex stereotypes about how men and women should act and appear, and in response to Schroer’s decision to transition, legally, culturally, and physically, from male to female, the Library of Congress violated Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination.
I'll likely have more to say on this come next week. For now, here's the opinion (PDF), and here's a nice summary at hunter of justice. Once again, h/t to How Appealing.