diagnosis listed in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic andStatistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Starting in 2005, Glenn began to take steps to transition from male to femaleunder the supervision of health care providers. This process included living as awoman outside of the workplace, which is a prerequisite to sex reassignmentsurgery. In October 2005, then known as Glenn Morrison and presenting as aman, Glenn was hired as an editor by the Georgia General Assembly’s OLC.Sewell Brumby is the head of the OLC and is responsible for OLC personneldecisions, including the decision to fire Glenn.In 2006, Glenn informed her direct supervisor, Beth Yinger, that she wasa transsexual and was in the process of becoming a woman. On Halloween in2006, when OLC employees were permitted to come to work wearing costumes,Glenn came to work presenting as a woman. When Brumby saw her, he told her that her appearance was not appropriate and asked her to leave the office. Brumbydeemed her appearance inappropriate “[b]ecause he was a man dressed as awoman and made up as a woman.” Brumby stated that “it’s unsettling to think of someone dressed in women’s clothing with male sexual organs inside that
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