Federal judge rules in favor of state Capitol aide fired for gender changered for gender change

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July 7, 2010

7/7/2010

"A federal court has ruled in favor of a former Georgia state legislative aide who claimed she was fired after telling her boss she would come to work dressed as woman as she transitioned from man to woman.

"U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story wrote in his ruling Friday that Vandy Beth Glenn’s firing violated her constitutional rights under the Equal Protection Clause.

"'This is a major victory for all transgender people across the country, and I hope that a federal discrimination law will follow in its wake,' Glenn said in a statement released Tuesday by Lamda Legal, a national gay and transgender civil rights group, that filed the suit on her behalf."

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