Erica says it better than I can — regarding the discrimination lawsuit the Library of Congress lost because it rescinded a job offer from a hired applicant who disclosed that he was transitioning into becoming a woman — “Hey, Library of Congress. Cut that shit out.” Thanks to the wonders of YouTube you can hear Diane Schroer herself talking about transgender discrimination.
Just a little “yay team” note, the Society for American Archivists has added language to their non-discrimination policy protecting people in â€œgender identity/expression,â€ â€œreligion,â€ â€œsexual orientation,â€ and â€œveteran statusâ€ categories from discrimination. The policy is here with a strong support statement; some bloggish discussion here (and see the previous post linked form that one) and here. [via]
David, now Diane, Schroer had been hired as a terrorism research analyst at the Congressional Research Service. When she told her soon to be boss she would be undergoing surgery to change genders, her job offer was rescinded. Diana and the ACLU have filed a lawsuit against the Library of Congress. [thanks kate]