A judge has allowed a case by a transgender woman against his former employer to move forward, with claims being made under the Americans with Disabilities Act. While the ADA specifically says that transsexuals are not covered by the act, the judge has allowed it by perverting the definition of "sex" to include "transgender". When language no longer has meaning, we are headed down a slippery slope.
A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that a transgender woman could move forward with a sex discrimination lawsuit against her employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act, even though the ADA explicitly excludes transgender people from protection.
The plaintiff, Kate Lynn Blatt, becomes the first transgender person to be allowed to sue under the ADA for gender dysphoria, according to her Philadelphia-based lawyer, Neelima Vanguri.
Blatt is suing her former employer, the retail chain Cabela's(CAB, -1.84%), for sex discrimination, saying she was fired after a pattern of harassment that included denying her use of the women's bathroom and temporarily forcing her to wear a name tag with her male name given at birth.
Blatt, 36, worked at the Cabela's store in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, in 2006 and 2007. She was fired, she said, when Cabela's alleged she threatened a co-worker's child during an altercation at work, a claim Blatt denies.
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