Judge rules GA transgender woman was wrongly fired

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal court has ruled in favor of a former Georgia state employee who claimed she was fired because she was undergoing a sex-change procedure.

U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story wrote in his ruling Friday that Vandy Beth Glenn's firing violated her constitutional rights.

Glenn claimed in a July 2008 lawsuit that she was fired from her job as a legislative editor for the General Assembly because she told her boss she was going to live as a woman full time.

Georgia legislators had filed for a dismissal of the lawsuit on grounds it could lead to a new round of court scrutiny of public employees.

Story wrote that the court must determine a remedy for the violation of Glenn's rights and would hold a hearing July 13.

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