Employment attorneys and lawyers for advocacy groups are keeping a close eye on a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C. that could provide additional protections for transgender people in the work force.

But in this area of unsettled law, victories for transgender people are sometimes difficult to come by. Last week, Connecticut federal court Judge Alvin W. Thompson granted summary judgment to the defendants in a case where transgender woman Yvonne Morales sued her employer over sex discrimination, claiming Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act and Title VII violations.

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