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In what is reported to be a landmark decision, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), in Macy v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, found for the first time that discrimination against transgender individuals constitutes sex discrimination in violation of Title VII. While not the first case to explore the notion that Title VII prohibits discrimination based upon gender identity and stereotypes, it is the first decision by the EEOC addressing the subject of transgender discrimination.
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