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Vandy Beth Glenn may soon return to work at Ga. General Assembly

Vandy Beth Glenn and attorney Greg Nevins

A federal appeals court panel has upheld a lower court ruling that Vandy Beth Glenn was wrongly fired from her job as a legislative editor in the Georgia General Assembly after she informed her employer she planned to transition from male to female.

“The question here is whether discriminating against someone on the basis of his or her gender non-conformity constitutes sex-based discrimination under the Equal Protection Clause. …We hold that it does,” the three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Dec. 6, just five days after oral arguments were heard in the case.

Judge Rosemary Barkett wrote the opinion for the unanimous panel that included Judge William H. Pryor and Senior Judge Phyllis Kravitch.

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Appeals court panel rules for Ga. trans woman in job discrimination case

Vandy Beth Glenn wins appeal

A federal appeals court panel today upheld a lower court ruling that Georgia transgender woman Vandy Beth Glenn was illegally fired from her job as a legislative editor in the Georgia General Assembly after she informed her employer she planned to transition from male to female.

"The question here is whether discriminating against someone on the basis of his or her gender non-conformity constitutes sex-based discrimination under the Equal Protection Clause. …We hold that it does," the three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Judge Rosemary Barkett wrote the opinion for the unanimous panel.

Read the story on oral arguments held before the 11th Circuit on Dec. 1 here.