There’s an article over at Slate about the 7th Circuit’s 8–3 decision in Hively vs Ivy Tech, a decision that will do much to fight anti-gay discrimination in the workplace.

But they’ve dug a bit deeper on this article, and it appears that this undoes Ulane vs Eastern Airlines, a 1984 decision that ruled that prohibiting sex discrimination under Title VII did not protect those who transition from one sex to another. They did a lot of extrapolating to get to that, and it’s been a huge obstacle for trans rights.

It’s gone now.

The majority decision in Hively notes that this reverses their own precedent on this matter (Ulane was decided by the 7th as well).

It’s a quiet part of this landmark ruling. And it’s a very welcome step on the right path.