A Georgia transgender woman has won her appeal that she was illegally fired for planning to make her gender transition. Vandy Beth Glenn had been a legislative editor in the Georgia General Assembly, but her supervisor, now-retired legislative counsel Sewell Brumby, testified that he found the thought of her transition “unsettling,” “unnatural,” and something that others would view as “immoral.” [...]
The state could still appeal this decision to the full 11th Circuit or the U.S. Supreme Court.
That’s obviously great news, although I wonder if the decision will be upheld, and how this will apply outside the public sector.
ThinkProgress also added this interesting note:
It is worth noting that all three judges on the panel concurred, including Judge William H. Pryor. Pryor’s nomination to the bench was opposed by LGBT groups, who noted that he had filed an amicus brief supporting sodomy laws in Lawrence v. Texas. He also cast the deciding vote to oppose hearing a challenge to Florida’s law that banned gay people from adopting.
So does this mean that Pryor has grown a lot since Laurence, or that his views all along were more varied and nuanced than LGBT groups supposed?
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