University of the District of Columbia Law Review


Kevin Barry


Despite the growing visibility and acceptance of transgender people, discrimination against them persists.1 Transgender people are routinely denied identity documents that accurately reflect their sex.2 They are excluded from service in the U.S. military and from the protections of state civil rights laws.3 They are fired from their jobs, evicted from their homes, turned away from homeless shelters, denied custody of their children, harassed by law enforcement, and deprived of access to appropriate single-sex services in schools, prisons, and immigration detention centers—because they are transgender.4

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