A state court has held in an apparent case of first impression that New York state’s Human Rights Law protects transgendered individuals.
“Transgendered persons are either male or female,” Westchester Supreme Court Justice Joan B. Lefkowitz held in Buffong v. Castle on the Hudson, 11634/05. “Case law supports the view that a transgendered person states a claim pursuant to New York State’s Human Rights Law on the ground that the word ‘sex’ in the statute covers transsexuals.”
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