Trans man working as cop forced to continue using women’s bullet proof vest

alibabacomTHE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Former city employee Marion Gregory Green is suing the city of Cayce, South Carolina for civil rights discrimination after work conditions changed for him following transition.

While it is not entirely clear if his demotion and eventual firing is a direct result of transitioning, but does appear a number of Green’s claims are valid, including his supervisors apparent denial of a male’s bullet proof vest following transition.

The suit was filed at the Lexington County Court in Cayce, SC. Green also worked in the fire department and in animal control during his 5 year career with the city.

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While specific details in this case are lacking, the denial of proper safety-related gear is a bit of an eye opener.

More: Courthouse News Service.

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4 replies

  1. I admit I don’t know a tonne about bullet proof vests, but it is possible that he still was of a size or body shape that meant a woman’s vest actually provided the largest amount of coverage or ended up being safest.

    That doesn’t excuse demotion, or firing over being trans, just saying that I(as a transwoman) would rather wear a mens vest that a womans in the line of duty if it provided ME with the frame I have with better protection, and it MAY have been the thought of the quartermaster in this department too, that the vest that fits is more important then the label it carried.

  2. there are all different shapes and sizes for male and female. I don’t see why they couldn’t give him a male vest after transition, unless it’s a cost issue.

  3. Unless transitioning would cause him to become several inches taller, I don’t see how a “male” vest would even fit him properly.

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