Both parties in a transgender student’s lawsuit against California Baptist University claimed a partial victory last week, after a judge ruled that the institution could exclude the student from on-campus classes but not from other campus services that are open to the public.
Domaine Javier, who identifies as female, was expelled from the university after revealing on a reality television show that she is biologically male. The university said she had been expelled for fraud. She now studies at Riverside City College.
Ms. Javier sued the university, citing a California law that bars discrimination on the basis of factors such as race, gender identity, and gender expression.
A judge found that the law in question applied to an organization’s business operations—such as the university’s counseling center and its library—but not its on-campus classes, according to The Press Enterprise. The judge ordered the university to pay the student $4,000 in damages and awarded her legal fees.Return to Top