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Court Finds Army Commander Was Denied Job For Revealing He Would Start Work as A Woman
Fox News ^ | September 19, 2008

Posted on 09/19/2008 4:36:04 PM PDT by Zakeet

A former Army Special Forces commander passed over for a job as a terrorism analyst at the Library of Congress because he was in the process of becoming a she won a discrimination lawsuit on Friday.

U.S. District Judge James Robinson ruled that the Library of Congress discriminated against Diane Schroer of Alexandria, Va., by not giving her the job after the former David Schroer disclosed he would start becoming Diane before beginning the new job.

"The evidence establishes that the Library was enthusiastic about hiring David Schroer -- until she disclosed her transsexuality," Robinson wrote in his decision. "The Library revoked the offer when it learned that a man named David intended to become, legally, culturally, and physically, a woman named Diane. This was discrimination 'because of . . . sex."'

Advocates called the ruling groundbreaking because a federal judge has now ruled that discriminating against someone for changing genders is sex discrimination under federal law.

"The court got it exactly right, sending a loud and clear message to employers everywhere: if you fire or refused to hire someone for transitioning, you are guilty of sex discrimination and may well find yourself liable," said Sharon McGowan, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union who helped with the case.

The Justice Department is reviewing the judge's ruling, spokesman Charles Miller said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: genderiddisorder; homosexualagenda; judiciary; lawsuit; loc; sexdiscrimination; transgender; transsexual; workplace

1 posted on 09/19/2008 4:36:04 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
Schroer said during a lunch with Charlotte Preece, a Library of Congress official, he explained the upcoming medical transition to become a woman. Schroer testified Preece called the next day and said the position would not be a "good fit."

The stuff just writes itself.

2 posted on 09/19/2008 4:42:42 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Zakeet
As a woman, will he be offended if he is called a pig? A disabled person? Will he be upset is Sandra Berhard decides he will be raped by black men in NYC?

Of course, he would sue for any and all of the above and would probably win.

3 posted on 09/19/2008 4:43:49 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Zakeet
It's a man baby...


4 posted on 09/19/2008 4:48:00 PM PDT by steveo (Don't be a Sarahphobe!)
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To: steveo
another one :p


5 posted on 09/19/2008 4:50:03 PM PDT by steveo (Don't be a Sarahphobe!)
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To: Zakeet
She should have lost the case: a bait and switch is a bait and switch.

You ask your employer, you don't tell them.

6 posted on 09/19/2008 4:51:16 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (By Obama's own reckoning, isn't Lyndon LaRouche more qualified? He's run since the 70's)
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To: steveo

7 posted on 09/19/2008 4:53:30 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: steveo
I've seen worse.

What's with the military and transgenders? I actually know two retired military men - independently - who transitioned.

8 posted on 09/19/2008 4:55:50 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (By Obama's own reckoning, isn't Lyndon LaRouche more qualified? He's run since the 70's)
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To: steveo
What the heck. I'm not ready to pronounce "Not guilty!" by any means. But, on the other hand, the B&W photo shown here is of someone born a woman who allegedly remains one. I'll let you red blooded American boys judge who's more attractive.

Just sayin'.

[Mallick is the so-called journalist paid by the Canadian Government to make personal attacks on Americans. She is no doubt otherwise unemployable.]

9 posted on 09/19/2008 5:06:26 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Don't tase me, Pa!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I assume that it’s a really strong form of overcompensation. What’s more masculine than being a warrior?


10 posted on 09/19/2008 5:07:14 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake

I assume that it’s a really strong form of overcompensation. What’s more masculine than being a warrior?

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Taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ into a 100% Arab country, armed with ....

1) not guns
2) not knives

... a Bible.


11 posted on 09/19/2008 5:12:52 PM PDT by ROTB (Our Constitution [is] for a [Christian] people. It is wholly inadequate [for] any other. -John Adams)
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To: Zakeet

When did Congress pass a federal law covering transsexuality?


12 posted on 09/19/2008 5:17:52 PM PDT by donna (Sarah Palin: The Feminist ideal comes to fruition in the Republican Party. Betty Friedan laughs.)
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To: Zakeet

Snake eater?


13 posted on 09/19/2008 5:17:57 PM PDT by decimon
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To: wideawake
That's definitely a part of it - many transgenders overcompensate in their youth - but it's usually sports or growing a beard or womanizing.

One I talked to about it said it was a defensive overcompensation: knowing the world was against them so what better way to protect yourself than with a tank? (That transgender had been a tank driver and had to retire early because of losing a couple fingers in an accident)

14 posted on 09/19/2008 5:19:32 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (By Obama's own reckoning, isn't Lyndon LaRouche more qualified? He's run since the 70's)
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To: Zakeet

Never in a million years could I imagine a Special Forces guy becoming,......what?,.....this?

He/she/it is no Sarah Palin.

And thank God for that.

My career Army Airborne dad is rolling over in his grave.

Excuse me, but WTF is wrong with people?


15 posted on 09/19/2008 5:22:26 PM PDT by garyhope (It's world war IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam. VRWC. TWP.)
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To: garyhope
Excuse me, but WTF is wrong with people?

2nd Timothy Chapter 3:

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
16 posted on 09/19/2008 5:33:54 PM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: ROTB

So a Christian woman with a Bible in an Arab land is, by definition, extremely butch?


17 posted on 09/19/2008 5:50:12 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake

So a Christian woman with a Bible in an Arab land is, by definition, extremely butch?

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Not necessarily butch. Just brave since ...

1) nothing visible protecting her
2) great risk of personal harm


18 posted on 09/19/2008 6:19:13 PM PDT by ROTB (Our Constitution [is] for a [Christian] people. It is wholly inadequate [for] any other. -John Adams)
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To: steveo

OH GOSH. Like we need that in the military. He probably did it knowing he would win some free courthouse lottery money. I can’t even imagine how disruptive it would have been to put he/she in the field of battle.


19 posted on 09/19/2008 6:22:39 PM PDT by 1-Eagle (Barack Hussein Obama brings change... he changes his position every five minutes.)
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To: 1-Eagle

It sounds like a desk job, so who cares if he wears a skirt and has been ahem altered? Can we really afford to turn down people who are willing to fight against terrorism?


20 posted on 09/19/2008 9:57:02 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: YdontUleaveLibs
It sounds like a desk job, so who cares if he wears a skirt and has been ahem altered? Can we really afford to turn down people who are willing to fight against terrorism?

yeah, but will he "fight" against terrorism? Libs love government nipple jobs...look at the State Department. They undermine conservatives in general and look to feather their beds with perks and once on the payroll are impossible to fire.

The less freaks we have in ANY position of authority or with the public's trust the better.

I bet he's going to be shocked to find out he can't get an abortion even though he's a woman...... An abortion, of course, being the ultimate feminine experience for a liberal woman.

21 posted on 09/20/2008 4:32:57 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: garyhope
"Excuse me, but WTF is wrong with people?"

Specifically, most of the time, the bed nucleaus of the stria terminalis (c) region of the brain. Coupled sometimes with other problems in the hypothalamus.

22 posted on 09/20/2008 9:33:23 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (By Obama's own reckoning, isn't Lyndon LaRouche more qualified? He's run since the 70's)
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To: YdontUleaveLibs
It sounds like a desk job, so who cares if he wears a skirt and has been ahem altered? Can we really afford to turn down people who are willing to fight against terrorism?

Yes we can afford to turn people down, for any number of reasons.

The military must always run perfectly like a machine. There is no time for distractions and friction caused by oddballs. Peoples lives are at stake.

23 posted on 09/20/2008 2:13:58 PM PDT by 1-Eagle (Barack Hussein Obama brings change... he changes his position every five minutes.)
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To: YdontUleaveLibs
I believe you have a valid point. As a former Special Forces Commander she has acquired special knowledge that could assist the Library Of Congress as a terrorism analyst. A civilian firm will hire her in a heart-beat cause this area lacks such specials with such a large amount of training as former military. This is a civilian position has no military duties ... it is pure analyzing and writing papers which is extremely valuable in identifying, describing and disseminating information regarding the threat. Annual safety briefing covers paper cuts as major job worry.

That said there are many women in the military (all branches) who do perform duties in the intelligence analyst career fields (just as this would be) and do exceptionally well. Intelligent, hard working and dedicated women perform these duties on a daily basis. Also, I have know women in the military that can fire a weapon better than a man, knew one E4 that couldn't hit the side of a barn with a howitzer at 50 feet. Truth hurts. Arguments are valid against transitioning in the military, holding clearance being one area of real concern (blackmail, etc).

One post asked about Congress granting rights to transexual, they haven't by law. However this was won under the federal sex discrimination statute, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the court saying that it does apply to transgendered people. This act has opened the doors for many in the past not specifically named in as many words in the act itself. The courts have applied a broad meaning.
24 posted on 09/20/2008 9:17:36 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Zakeet
There is Army precedent in favor of the Captain!


25 posted on 09/20/2008 9:25:06 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Zakeet

My experience with the SPECOPS community is the men are damn fine warriors but many of their senior leaders are freaks, morons and degenerates.


26 posted on 09/20/2008 9:29:25 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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