Restaurant fined for ID’ing transgender woman using bathroom

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C, attorney general says a restaurant will be fined $7,000 for stopping a transgender woman outside a bathroom and asking for her ID.

The Washington Post reports D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine said Wednesday that the District has settled with Cuba Libre over the violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression in public accommodations.

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Restaurant workers asked Charlotte Clymer for identification in June when she tried to use a women’s bathroom, then followed her inside and told her to leave. The restaurant later apologized and says it has complied with requirements to train staff on district law and post signs saying people can use bathrooms aligning with their gender identity.