By Lauren Frias
The Justice Department is seeking to persuade a federal employment rights agency to change their stance on LGBTQ discrimination in an upcoming Supreme Court case. The case, involving Aimee Stephens, a transgender funeral worker from Michigan who was fired from her job after announcing her transition, will appear before the Supreme Court on October 8. Under the Trump administration, the Justice Department reportedly wants the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to tell the US […]
BREAKING: The Supreme Court will hear the cases of Aimee Stephens and Donald Zarda, who were both fired for being LGBTQ.
Lower courts have ruled that federal law protects LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination. Now we’re taking this argument all the way to SCOTUS.
— ACLU (@ACLU) April 22, 2019
All I can say of our brief for Aimee Stephens at the Supreme Court is that it is logically sound, legally supported, morally right, and consistent with conservative textualist judicial philosophy. Will that be enough to overcome anti-transness? We’ll see. https://t.co/RGavDBRcyL
— Gabriel Arkles (@gabrielarkles) June 26, 2019
This basic proposition – when you fire someone b/c they are attracted to people of the same sex or b/c they are changing their sex (or some permutation of that) it is b/c of sex – has been the legal ground for many protections that LGBTQ people (esp trans people) have secured.
— Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) August 12, 2019