A federal judge hearing a hostile work environment suit by a transgender woman wants to stay the litigation until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on whether transgender people are a protected class under Title VII.

U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman issued an order to show cause Monday as to why a ruling in the underlying Title VII lawsuit should not be stayed until the Supreme Court rules in this term’s landmark transgender-rights case. Hillman issued the order in a suit by Charlize Cunningham, who claims she endured a hostile work environment related to her transgender status while working for Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp.

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