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Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Says He Was Called ‘it’ by Fabulouslouie(m): 11:14pm On Jul 19, 2021
A transgender police officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sued the agency, claiming he was referred to as “it” and subjected to other taunts and discrimination.

Michael McConaughey, who has worked as a Port Authority officer since 2013, alleges that his colleagues and supervisors repeatedly referred to him by his former name and delayed allowing him to switch restrooms and locker rooms for more than six months. In October, a colleague referred to him as “it,” a “transvestite” and “whatever it is,” according to the suit, filed Sunday in federal court in Manhattan.

McConaughey said he lodged a series of complaints with his supervisors and the Port Authority’s human resources office, but that the complaints “had no obvious impact.” A supervisor retaliated against him for raising concerns about the Port Authority’s handling of his transition by complaining about him to his union, according to the lawsuit.

“Cases like this are important for sending the message that anti-trans discrimination is just as unlawful and should be taken just as seriously as any other form of harassment or discrimination,” McConaughey’s lawyer, Daniel Kirschbaum, said in an interview. “It is shameful that a governmental agency is engaging in unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation.”


The Port Authority, which oversees tunnels, bridges, ports and other transportation links, said it couldn’t comment on pending litigation.

Suits like McConaughey’s have proliferated since the Supreme Court ruled last year in Bostock v. Clayton County that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act bars employers from discriminating against workers because they are gay or transgender. More than 300 cases have cited Bostock since the June 2020 decision, according to Bloomberg Law.

The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to Alaska Airlines last month referring to Bostock and accusing the airline of discriminating against nonbinary employees by forcing them to choose between “male” and “female” uniforms. The carrier said it would implement gender-neutral hair policies and let employees order their uniforms online.

Meanwhile, 33 state legislatures have pursued limits on LGBTQ rights, including bills that would bar transgender students from sports teams unless the teams match the gender they were assigned at birth.

McConaughey has requested monetary damages to be determined at a jury trial .

The case is McConaughey v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 21-cv-06137, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).


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Re: Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Says He Was Called ‘it’ by Fabulouslouie(m): 11:15pm On Jul 19, 2021
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Re: Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Says He Was Called ‘it’ by azadus18: 11:20pm On Jul 19, 2021
No be only it. Nah Was". Person wey suppose dey mental asylum

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Re: Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Says He Was Called ‘it’ by MrBrownJay1(m): 2:39am On Jul 20, 2021
this transgender madness has got to stop.... i read somehwere that one of them (born a man but now want to be called a woman) wanted to play sport against women?!?!?!?!? transgenders in women sport will ALWAYS have an unfair advantage. now we need trangender olympics etc
Re: Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Says He Was Called ‘it’ by Flamemignon1(m): 10:01am On Jul 20, 2021
Great, sue their ass for misgendering. Just call people the pronouns they want to be called even if you don't support or understand it, the key is tolerance, is that too hard to ask?
Re: Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Says He Was Called ‘it’ by Fabulouslouie(m): 12:39pm On Jul 21, 2021
MrBrownJay1:
this transgender madness has got to stop.... i read somehwere that one of them (born a man but now want to be called a woman) wanted to play sport against women?!?!?!?!? transgenders in women sport will ALWAYS have an unfair advantage. now we need trangender olympics etc
but what pronoun will be suitable for them self?
Re: Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Says He Was Called ‘it’ by Fabulouslouie(m): 12:39pm On Jul 21, 2021
Flamemignon1:
Great, sue their ass for misgendering. Just call people the pronouns they want to be called even if you don't support or understand it, the key is tolerance, is that too hard to ask?

Are you also an it grin
Re: Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Says He Was Called ‘it’ by Flamemignon1(m): 1:58pm On Jul 21, 2021
Fabulouslouie:


Are you also an it grin
No but I know not to be a dipshit about pronouns

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Re: Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Says He Was Called ‘it’ by Flamemignon1(m): 1:59pm On Jul 21, 2021
Fabulouslouie:
but what pronoun will be suitable for them self?
That's why you ask people what pronouns they prefer
Re: Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Says He Was Called ‘it’ by MrBrownJay1(m): 2:42pm On Jul 21, 2021
Fabulouslouie:
but what pronoun will be suitable for them self?

no idea.... a person who was born a man, looks like a man but believe that they are a woman, would expect you to look at them, you see a man but you should treat them like a woman....and vice versa. very confusing!

Flamemignon1:
That's why you ask people what pronouns they prefer

so now we should ask every single person we meet, if they would prefer we call them HE or SHE?!?! doesnt make any damn sense.
Re: Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Says He Was Called ‘it’ by Monikahub(f): 3:49am On Jul 22, 2021
MrBrownJay1:


no idea.... a person who was born a man, looks like a man but believe that they are a woman, would expect you to look at them, you see a man but you should treat them like a woman....and vice versa. very confusing!



so now we should ask every single person we meet, if they would prefer we call them HE or SHE?!?! doesnt make any damn sense.

EXCISE ME ! trans womens are womens trans mans are man ! look my profile pic do i look like a man !

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Re: Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Says He Was Called ‘it’ by Flamemignon1(m): 9:20am On Jul 22, 2021
Monikahub:


EXCISE ME ! trans womens are womens trans mans are man ! look my profile pic do i look like a man !
Nigerians are not versed about gender and sexuality and they rarely read. They think everything is black and white

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