Court: Ga. Transgender Woman Should Get Job Back

by Jeff Martin

Associated Press

Wednesday December 7, 2011

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled in favor of a former Georgia state legislative aide who was fired after revealing plans for a sex change.

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta unanimously upheld a lower court's ruling that Vandy Beth Glenn was the victim of sex discrimination.

Glenn, who was formerly known as Glenn Morrison, said she was fired in 2007 after telling her boss that she planned to proceed with her gender transition and would begin coming to work dressed as a woman. She said she was told that this would be seen as "immoral" by Georgia lawmakers.

The panel said Glenn should be returned to her job.

Attorneys for Glenn's former boss, Sewell Brumby, did not immediately return phone calls from The Associated Press Tuesday.

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