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Gender identity

DES MOINES — An appeals court in Iowa upheld a jury’s verdicts in favor of a transgender former state employee on his claims that he was discriminated based on his gender identity because he was denied health insurance coverage and the use of men’s restrooms and locker rooms. The court dismissed the employee’s sex discrimination claims, however, finding that discrmination based on gender identity does not “equate to discrimination based on the individual’s male or female anatomical characteristics at the time of birth.”

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