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ADA protects gender dysphoria as a covered ‘disability’ (access required)

Where gender dysphoria falls within the broad definition of “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, a transgender woman’s claim that she was discriminated against on the basis of her gender dysphoria may proceed. Although the statute excludes “gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments” from the definition of “disability,” at the ...