NEW YORK -- A transgendered woman said a New York City department store refused her access to the women's fitting rooms and bathrooms. She filed her complaint with the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Jane Galla said she felt humiliated when she was told to use the men's fitting room at a Loehmann's in Chelsea instead of the facilities for women.
The city's human rights law was amended in 2002 to protect individuals in a quote "gender identity class." Neither the New York City Commission on Human Rights nor Loehmann's responded to requests for comments from a reporter with the Daily News, which reported the complaint.