Huge transgender case will be heard by Supreme Court in October

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on a major case on sex, gender, identity, and discrimination in October.  It is titled R.G. and Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The nub of the case is as follows: Aimee Stephens worked for over five years as a funeral director at the R.G and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes.  Stephens is a male but in 2013 claimed he is a woman and started surgeries to make himself look like a woman the next year.  When Stephens informed the funeral home owner Thomas Rost about this, he fired Stephens. Rost tried to work out an amicable separation, including a severance package, but Stephens refused.  Stephens made a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claiming that he had been discriminated against for being transgender.  The EEOC took the case to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in...(Read Full Post)
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