Fourth Circuit Rules that Gender Dysphoria is Covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit became the first federal appellate court to find that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) provides coverage to individuals diagnosed with gender dysphoria. In a 2-1 decision issued on August 16, 2022, the court reversed the decision of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to dismiss a transgender woman’s claim for violation of the ADA based on the exclusions under the statute for “gender identity...
By: Butler Snow LLP