February 14, 2017 / 11:21 AM / 2 years ago

EEOC says transgender worker's firing not shielded by religious freedom law

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has urged a federal appeals court to rule that the religious beliefs of a Detroit funeral home operator did not give him the right to fire a transgender employee.

The commission filed a brief with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Friday asking the court to revive its 2014 lawsuit claiming RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes unlawfully fired Aimee Stephens when she announced she would transition from male to female.

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