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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

US Transsexual Ordered From Britain 
by Newscenter Staff

(London) A transsexual who filed the biggest discrimination suit brought by a trans person in the UK has been ordered out of the country.

Jessica Bussert had been working for Hitachi Data Systems in London. In May, she filed the million dollar lawsuit against the company after being fired and now the Home Office says that because she is no longer employed her work visa is invalid.


Transsexual chef cooks up a storm

A cook who claims he was fired from a fancy Westchester, NY, restaurant after coworkers discovered he is a biological woman is protected by the state's human rights law, a judge has ruled.

State Supreme Court Justice Joan Lefkowitz held that although discrimination against a transgender person is not specifically listed in the law -- which does mention racial, religious, and sexual discrimination -- it is covered nonetheless.


Man Gets 206 Years for Sexual Assaults

A man who sexually assaulted a male transvestite and two transgendered women at gunpoint last summer was sentenced Friday to 206 years in state prison.

Joel Kuechmann, 40, was convicted in April on nine felony counts, including three counts of oral copulation by force, rape by a foreign object and robbery. Prosecutors said Kuechmann preyed on people who were less likely to report the crimes


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