Hired as a man, fired as a woman

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November 4, 2009


"On Halloween 2006, Vandy Beth Glenn, unlike some of her costumed colleagues, came to work dressed in typical business attire. For that, the former editor with the Georgia General Assembly was fired, as her then-boss recently acknowledged in court documents. Glenn had decided weeks before that she could no longer navigate separate personas, working as Glenn Morrison (her birth name) and living as Vandy Beth. Glenn informed her immediate supervisor, senior editor Beth Yinger, that she had been diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder, a psychiatric classification for persons in conflict with their biological sex.

"...'The rule in Georgia is you can be fired for any reason,' said Glenn's attorney, Greg Nevins, 'as long as it's not one prohibited by law.'"

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