A transgender former funeral director told a federal appeals court that a Detroit funeral home should not be exempt from federal anti-bias law because it had a religious motivation for firing her after she informed her bosses she was transitioning from male to female.
In a brief filed on Monday, Aimee Stephens urged the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to revive the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s 2014 lawsuit claiming RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes unlawfully fired her for being transgender. Stephens, who was recently allowed to intervene in the case, is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.
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