The director of “The Matrix” is the first famous Hollywood director to publicly reveal himself as transgender person. His new name is now Lana Wachowski which she revealed was done during the filming of her most recent movie “Cloud Atlas”. Lana has been transitioning for years, but is now coming out publicly as a woman with this name. In 2002, Wachowski went through a divorce from wife, Thea Bloom, as reported by People magazine. Read more

Civil rights laws and court decisions do allow a limited number of cases to favoring one group over another, such as preference to have women work in jobs as nurses in maternity wards. However, New Jersey laws ban job discrimination based on criteria set forth under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This includes age, religion, sex and race. In 2006, New Jersey was one of 12 states to ban discrimination based on transgender status by adding “gender identity or expression” to the criteria it lists for discrimination consideration. Currently, New York City also has this ban, but New York State does not.

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