This Day in Jewish History 1977: Renee Richards Wins Game, Set and Match for Transgender Rights

Richard was a sports star who by college, had invented himself a new persona – about whom a judge ruled 'this person is now female.'

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On August 16, 1977, the New York State Supreme Court ruled in favor of Renee Richards, a transgender professional tennis player who had sued the U.S. Tennis Association over its requirement that women who...