A federal court's ruling that $500,000 in damages are due to a trans woman who had a job offer from the Library of Congress rescinded after disclosing plans to have having gender-reassignment surgery will stand after the Obama administration decided against filing an appeal. "This case put employers on notice that discrimination against transgender individuals is like any other form of discrimination -- counterproductive and against our principles as a nation," said the plaintiff, Diane Schroer, a retired Army Special Forces commander from Alexandria, Va.

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