Transgender Woman Sues California Baptist University For Expulsion

March 1, 2013

A transgender woman is suing California Baptist University for expelling her after she revealed on MTV’s “True Life” that she is biologically male.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported 25-year-old Domaine Javier’s lawsuit alleges the private Christian university, which has about 5,000 students, violated California anti-discrimination laws and is in breach of contract.

The Superior Court suit seeks $500,000 damages.

Javier says she was expelled in August 2011 after her MTV appearance.

Monday’s lawsuit says she was expelled because she is transgender.

Javier put female on her college application. She says she has identified as female since she was a toddler.

University documents say Javier was expelled because of “fraud, or concealing identity.”

University lawyer Theodore Stream refuses to comment on the suit because he hasn’t seen it.

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  • March 5, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    J.S. says:
    Does the Baptist University have the legal right to be unfairly discriminitory and hateful? Absolutely.
  • March 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    alex says:
    This is something that he/she should've known would happen...Especially considering the fact that he/she was attending a Christian university and trying to get publicity. Its ... read more
  • March 4, 2013 at 9:29 am
    jw says:
    I agree with Brookie, she should have known revealing her transgender status on MTV would be an issue for the school. I wouldn't be surprised if some type of reality show happ... read more
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