Transgender woman Roxanne Joganik, who apparently now also identifies as a lawyer, has filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Justice to have the attorney representing him in a discrimination case at no cost to him removed. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed the lawsuit in October against the park owner, George Toone. The government seeks to restore Joganik and her partner’s housing, as well as bar discrimination against gender identity in the Fair Housing Act with a ruling in the case that will outline that gender identity falls under sex discrimination.
Last month, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nicole Mitchell slated a trial for Dec. 2, 2014, if the case wasn’t resolved through mediation. Joganik wants different representation from the Justice Department. He claims attorney Lori Wagner mishandled his case, including losing documents and making inappropriate comments about his gender identity.
“It’s just not working,” he said. “This is a case I think is a very precedent-setting case. I don’t consider it a joke.”
Wagner apparently also wants to resolve the case through mediation. She wrote in a proposal that “this case would benefit from mediation.” It is entirely possible that Justice has realized that Joganik is not an ideal civil rights plaintiff, as he appears to be an autogynephile, a male who is sexually aroused by the thought of becoming a female.