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Collins v. United States
Despie he repeal o he miliary’s “Don’ Ask, Don’ ell” policy, he Deparmen o Deense sill grans only hal he separaion pay o service members discharged or beinggay. Te case claims his policy is discriminaory and unconsiuional.
Pending in U.S. Cour o Federal Claims.
Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) vs. DynCorp International LLC
Despie he lack o a ederal law prohibiing employmen discriminaion based on anindividual’s sexual orienaion, his case highlighs ha employees working in anigay environmens may someimes successully seek recourse by claiming discriminaion onhe basis o sex or gender sereoyping.
Reques or rial by jury led in U.S. Disric Cour or he Easern Disric o Virginia, Alexandria Division; Setlemen reached.
Schroer v. Library of Congress
Te Library o Congress revoked Diane J. Schroer’s employmen oer aer she dis-closed ha she was undergoing gender ransiion. A ederal disric judge ruled ha dis-criminaion on he basis o changing genders is considered sex discriminaion—whichis unconsiuional under ederal law.
Decided in he U.S. Disric Cour or he Disric o Columbia; No appeal led,case closed.
K.L. v. State of Alaska
Te sae superior cour sruck down an Alaska Sae Deparmen o Moor Vehiclespolicy prohibiing an individual o change his or her sex on heir driver’s license wihouproo o sexual reassignmen surgery.
Decided in he Superior Cour or he Sae o Alaska or he Tird JudicialDisric a Anchorage. Reques or appeal led.
Macy v. Holder Complaint
Te Deparmen o Alcohol, obacco, Firearms, and Explosions denied employmen oMia Macy when i became clear she was ransgender. Her claim was brough beore heEqual Employmen Opporuniy Commission, or EEOC, which decided ha discrimi-naion based on gender ideniy is unconsiuional under ile VII o he Civil Righs