From the Associated Press:
A federal judge has awarded a former Army Special Forces commander nearly $500,000 because she was rejected from a job at the Library of Congress while transitioning from a man to a woman.
Diane Schroer of Alexandria, Va., applied for the terrorism analyst job while she was still a man named David Schroer. He was offered the job, but the offer was pulled after he told a library official that he was having surgery to change his gender.
U.S. District Judge James Robinson ruled Tuesday that Schroer was entitled to $491,190 in back pay and damages because of sex discrimination…
Does President Obama’s Justice Department continue this lawsuit to appeal? Does the Obama Administration, or the Library Of Congress, now offer Colonel Diane Schroer (Retired) a job?
What happens next in this lawsuit, as well as with executive orders on employment non-discrimination, will tell us a lot about President Obama’s commitment to employment equality, and his commitment to a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
I’m watching. My lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender peers will be watching. Many of us want to see tangible commitment by the Obama administration to fully inclusive employment non-discrimination, and what that Obama Justice Department, as well as the rest of the Obama Administration, does regarding this particular case with Col. Diane Schroer (Ret.) will tell us a lot about President Obama’s commitment to LGBT civil rights.