RIVERSIDE, Calif. (ABP, TAB) — Some are deeming a recent court ruling as a partial win for a Baptist university, as well as its former transgender student. A California judge ruled in mid-July that California Baptist University in Riverside, Calif., was within its rights to expel transgender student Domaine Javier for violating the school’s moral code but went too far in barring her from university-controlled businesses and services that are open to the public. Superior Court Judge Gloria Connor Trask ordered the school to pay 27-year-old Javier $4,000 in statutory damages plus attorney fees under the state’s Unruh Civil Rights Act. The law — enacted in 1959 — bars businesses from discriminating on the basis of “sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability or medical condition.”
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