John L. Young Women's Shelter ordered to allow transgender women

A D.C. judge has ordered the a shelter for homeless women to start giving transgender women access to the building, the Washington Blade reports.

The move comes after two women filed a lawsuit against the John L. Young Women's Shelter earlier this month, claiming that employees at the D Street Northwest facility said that they "didn't do transgenders there."

The Friday ruling came after the executive director of New Hope Ministries, which operates the shelter, didn't fight a restraining order that accuses it of violating D.C.'s Human Rights Act, the Blade reports.

The decision was made, the Blade says, because shelter officials didn't believe its communal bath facilities didn't provide enough privacy.