4 comments on “Who is a Man?

  1. Damned insane that his employer would treat him as such, but also sadly not at all a surprise. We live in a world where half the republicans in Mississippi think interracial marriages should be illegal, where gay marriage can be banned in California, and where employers all across the map react through fear and a lack of intelligence and understanding on a daily basis – that, or they react based on what they suspect their lawyers would advise them to do, because of their constant fear of being sued for any and all moronic reasons.

    *headdesk*

    • “…because of their constant fear of being sued …” I thought of that also. But the state of New Jersey has general laws in place to help protect the transgendered from that. Using his case as an example, If a male sued because a “woman” was in the room, it would have been thrown out of court because not only had Devoureau had the surgery, but even the government at various levels recognized his chosen gender. .

      However, what if the transgendered were at an earlier stage of the process and had not had the surgery yet? Does being on hormones and simply stating I identify as fe/male count? What of a hermaphrodite who prefers to identify as male? How far into our pants can the law go? The fight El’Jai Devoureau is going through now will hopefully answer and protect the transgendered further in this.

  2. Amen, indeed! This is something he should fight. The only question is “Who was it that was gossiping to the effect that the man had been born a woman, and how did that person find out?”. If El’Jai himself had told this person willingly, perhaps he shouldn’t have. It certainly isn’t anyone’s business.

    • If Devoureau voluntarily told someone (and I seriously doubt this is the case), and that person in turn told the employer causing this conflict it is a personal issue between the two of them. However the person found out, if the information was purposely passed on with the intent to have Devoureau fired, that may become a separate harassment case.

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