Georgia TG fired after coming to work as woman, told 'immoral' and 'coworkers would be uncomfortable'

Posted by JD Uy
July 31, 2008 1:34 PM |

"It's been devastating. I never thought this would happen, for one thing. And not from a public sector job.... This is about the right of everybody to be treated equally with respect.... It has been said that evil triumphs when good men do nothing. I'm not exactly a man anymore, but I'm not going to do nothing."

Vandiver Elizabeth Glenn, a transgender woman formerly known as Glenn Morrison, who was fired after telling supervisors at the General Assembly Office of Legislative Counsel in Georgia that she was going to formally transition and would not come to work anymore as a man. (Associated Press)

''The leaders of the state of Georgia should be an example of fair-mindedness and ethical decision-making. Our client was a successful and professional employee who was fired because her boss didn't like who she is."

Cole Thaler, Transgender Rights Attorney in Lambda Legal's Southern Regional Office based in Atlanta, which has filed a Federal lawsuite on behalf of Vandiver Elizabeth Glenn. (Lambda Legal)

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