If You Have Been Discriminated Against
In some states and localities there is also the option of taking your case to a human rights commission, but that can be a long, drawn-out process. It is often the best option if you are trying to get an agency or business to stop discriminating and you don’t have much hope for recovering high damages.
Even if there is not a law explicitly protecting you, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the courts have made some rulings that are encouraging. The EEOC has ruled that discrimination against people of transgender experience is sex discrimination. And at least one federal judge has ruled that a gay man who charged his federal agency with discrimination was also illegally discriminated against based on his not fulfilling a stereotypical gender role.
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