A transgendered woman, who lost a job offer because of her sexual status, has won a potentially groundbreaking sex discrimination lawsuit.

Diane Schroer was offered a job at the Library of Congress as David Schroer. However, when David attended his first meeting with his future boss, Schroer told her that he would be transitioning to a woman before starting the job. The next day, the job offer was retracted.

Finding that sex discrimination law applies to transgendered women, a federal court judge in Washington, D.C., ruled that the Library of Congress discriminated against Diane Schroer when it offered her the job and then rescinded it after learning she was transgendered.