Professor available to discuss the legal issues the transgendered face

John Thomas

John Thomas, a professor at the School of Law, is available to discuss the legal issues faced by the transgendered, including Bruce Jenner who is expected to discuss his gender transition in an interview with Diane Sawyer on April 24.

"Bruce Jenner is stepping into a complex and evolving legal landscape regarding her rights," Thomas said. "At the federal level, courts are struggling with the question whether gender identity discrimination constitutes sex discrimination in violation of the Constitution and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Moreover, state laws vary dramatically from those of Connecticut, California, and 15 other states that provide explicit protection from gender discrimination to other state statutory schemes that provide no protection."

If you're interested in speaking to Thomas, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations at Quinnipiac, at 203-206-4449 (cell) and 203-582-5359 (office).

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