Izza Lopez is a 26-year-old transsexual woman from Texas who was involved in an employment discrimination lawsuit. In late 2005 Ms. Lopez took a job as a scheduler for at River Oaks Imaging. After giving notice at her current place of employment River Oaks rescinded their job offer. The reason give was her "misrepresentation" of herself as a woman. Born Raul Lopez Jr., she had lived as a woman for many years.
Lambda Legal has filed a discrimination lawsuit on Lopez's behalf. Lambda Legal's transgender law specialist Cole Thaler is lead attorney. Ken Upton, Lambda's senior staff attorney is assisting him.  The grounds for the lawsuit is that at River Oaks Imaging's actions violate title VII of the civil rights act of 1964.