Transgender woman wins federal lawsuit against Georgia General Assembly

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July 6, 2010


"A federal judge ruled late Friday that the Georgia General Assembly illegally discriminated against Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman, by firing her from her job as a legislative editor when she announced her plan to transition from male to female.

"...Beth Littrell of Atlanta, staff attorney for Lambda Legal which is representing Glenn in the lawsuit, said she was 'thrilled and relieved but not surprised' with the judge's ruling because it was clear those working for the General Assembly who fired Glenn broke federal law.

"It's also important to keep in mind the defendants may still appeal the decision, Littrell said, and this ruling is not a substitution for a statewide law needed to ensure people in Georgia cannot be fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identity."


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