11th Circ. Sides With Transgender Worker In Sex Bias Suit

Law360, San Diego (December 6, 2011, 5:35 PM EST) -- The 11th Circuit on Tuesday backed a lower court's ruling in favor of a former Georgia state legislative aide who was fired after making plans to transition from a male to a female, finding her termination constituted sex discrimination.

The three-judge panel concluded that discriminating against someone on the basis of his or her gender nonconformity constituted sex-based discrimination under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

As a result, the appeals court affirmed a summary judgment finding in favor of Vandiver Elizabeth Glenn, formerly...
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