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Transgender federal employee wins landmark discrimination case




Tamara Lusardi.
Tamara Lusardi.
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Thursday marked a landmark decision for transgender Americans. The U.S. Office of Special Council determined that the Army engaged in "frequent, pervasive and humiliating" gender-identity discrimination against Tamara Lusardi.

The report follows an executive order signed by President Obama over the summer banning workplace discrimination against members of the LGBT community employed by the federal government. 

Lusardi is a veteran and a current civilian Army software specialist who transitioned from male to female four years ago. She and Sasha Buchert, an attorney with the Transgender Law Center, joined Take Two for more on the decision.