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EEOC: transgendered persons are protected class

Catholic World News - April 26, 2012

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled that discrimination against transgendered persons violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

“Intentional discrimination against a transgender individual because that person is transgender is, by definition, [discrimination] ‘based on ... sex,’” the EEOC ruled.

In the wake of the decision, E. Christian Brugger of the Culture of Life Foundation wrote an analytical essay explaining how Catholic teaching applies to sex-reassignment surgery.

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