U.S. judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law

May 19, 2017

(Reuters) – 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 it 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.

But U.S. District Judge Joseph Leeson avoided ruling on the constitutionality of the ADA, as the plaintiffs had sought, under the legal principle that courts should avoid decisions on constitutional grounds if possible.

Being transgender is not considered a disorder by the American Psychiatric Association, but it can give rise to gender dysphoria, a type of anxiety that may require medical treatment. Gender dysphoria forms Blatt’s basis for making a claim under the ADA.

17 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Tiger says:

    Transgender Dysphoria, so they are admitting that making themselves something they are not, taking hormones and having surgeries galore is a form of disability? So you do this to yourself and you don’t know there will be problems?

    A man gets breast implants and cuts his ding a ling off and he thinks no problem? A woman takes male hormones and does whatever it is they do and never will have a ding a ling and thinks she won’t have problems?

    Oh wow OK obesity is a disability, People choose to eat themselves into oblivion and gain immense amounts of fat, then can’t move, can’t do their own daily care so they get disability.

    OK a drug addict can’t manage their lives anymore and have gone down into the depths of Hell and can’t support themselves or be saved so they are disabled.

    OK on and on anyone can not take responsibility for their life and claim disability, cut your foot off, cut your tongue out, cut off a finger or hand and there ya go Disability.

  • Dee says:

    This kind of Crap makes me sick ! Will we be able to get back to “normal” in Our Country ! Trans and all this crap is choice and is Not what God intended Period ! We need Real Judges to shut down this crap and not allow it any further !

    1. MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

      I lean more toward it being a mental disorder or chromosomal issue that (God or science) meant to eliminate them from the breeding pool, Unfortunately its being taught as normal or protected, gets extra rights and can still teach or adopt children.

      1. Retired says:

        Thank our education system that brought us these judges and ACLU .

        1. MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

          I thanked it by HOMESCHOOLING πŸ™‚ I told it it was #1 by using hand signals.

          Someday the Nation can thank me IF college doesn’t undo all the education, morals and ethics I raised the children with. They all score in the top 2% of the Nation. Sometimes they are too compassionate though.

          1. Retired says:

            Good for you and good job .

          2. MyRoseHasTHORNS says:


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        1. MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

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  • Bob S says:

    And I thought the trannys wanted to be treated like everyone else? Supposedly, the source of their anxiety was that they are different. Now that they want to be treated differently, won’t that add to their anxiety? Sounds like another liberal scam to be lazy and get free money.

  • Jose says:

    I wonder how much money I can get from all the airline companies for discrimination since I have the “disability” of not being able to fly a plane and they will not “accommodate” my disability. LOL. Watch some idiotic transgender actually try to sue on this basis.

    1. goldie says:

      The truly idiotic part is that some law-making judge will rule in their favor. Judicial supremacy has got to go!

  • Niko says:

    That useless he/she filth will cause its own problems. When are we going to stop the insanity,huh huh huh. Oh i know, when CIVIL WARbhappens. Then we can rid America of muslimes,libretards ,illegals,refugees and weak minded – looking for handout pieces of filth like the one in this article.

    1. FIRE1949 says:

      ……..and return to GOD’s ways……….in the interim, LORD bless me with excellent vision and a steady aim…….

      1. Niko says:

        MYSELF, i like to cut to the chase. As a God fearing Greek Orthodox Christian i agree with you : First comes God, then Family then Country. Without devoutness America becomes an empty shell of ignorance, stagnation, imorality etc…
        Christianity is not only under attack in America but globally. There are not many true Christians anymore. MOST are CRINOS- Christian in Name Only. 90 % of the churches in America practice and teach fake Christianity. in the 17 hundreds and 18 hundreds the pulpit was a place were preachers put the fear of sin into people and talked about political discourse. To do that now would bring the fags/muslimes/snowflakes to unprecedented tantrums!!!!!. That is why i call for CIVIL WAR. They all must perish before we can move forward as a nation!!
        Thank you fur your text ,it is much appreciated. Lock and load,keep the powder dry – a 4th generation NYC armed infidel and American Patriot.

    2. Dee says:

      Great Post !!

      1. Niko says:

        Thank you Dee, much appreciated ,i am glad other’s see it as i do !!!!!

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