Y.U. wrestles with transgender prof


I thought I had quite a scoop last week with news that a Y.U. professor was apparently pushed out of his post because of his blog. But leave it to the New York Post to go one better. The Post had quite a shocker today when it reported that Professor Jay Ladin was returning to school for the fall semester as a woman.

Ladin, now known as Joy, was placed on leave when he informed the school of his intention to change his gender. After some wrangling, the university decided to allow her to return.

Rabbis are up in arms, but the transgendered community is apparently celebrating. “I think it’s fabulous and wonderful,” said Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.

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