Court rules in favor of transgender editor at Legislature

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December 6, 2011

"The federal appeals court in Atlanta on Tuesday ruled in favor of a transgender woman who was fired from her General Assembly job after disclosing she was going to make the transition from man to woman.

"The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means Vandy Beth Glenn is one step closer to getting her job back as an editor and proofreader of legislation. Glenn was fired in October 2007.

"...Glenn’s lawyer, Gregory Nevins of the Lambda Legal Defense and Educational Fund, praised the decision. 'It is unfair and illegal to fire transgender employees because their appearance or behavior transgress gender stereotypes,' he said. 'Employers should take note of this important ruling.'"

Related Issues: Transgender Rights