U.S. backs transgender woman in Texas RV park housing suit

ATHENS, Texas — Courthouse News Service reports that the owner of Texan RV Park in Athens discriminated against and evicted a transgender woman and her partner, Obama administration lawyers say in a potentially landmark lawsuit.

Two months ago, government lawyers joined an administrative action before the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on behalf of a transgender woman and her partner. The couple had accused George Toone and his company In Toone Services of discrimination, says Courthouse News Service.

On Thursday, the United States filed a 10-page federal complaint in the Eastern District of Texas, in what may be the first lawsuit of its kind.

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Kelly Cauthorn

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