Lamba Legal is doing what it does best: fighting for the rights of LGBT citizens who have been wrongly discriminated against in this country. The team is now in court urging the Eleventh Circuit to uphold a ruling in favor of a transgender woman who was fired by the Georgia Legislature.
I don’t know about you, folks, but to have a government entity commit such blatant discrimination is shocking. (It’s a lot like DOMA and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, isn’t it?)
The case went to court in 2008. Lambda Legal argued that being fired for gender identity violated the State Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection. In 2010, the court ruled in favor of the woman, Vandy Beth Glenn, saying that being fired for not confirming to a gender stereotype was unconstitutional. However, it rejected the equal protection issue. The ruling was appealed.
Read the press release here.
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