Aimee Stephens

  • Supreme Court May 12

    Aimee Stephens, Trans Woman at Center of Supreme Court Case, Dies at 59

    Aimee Stephens, the Detroit-area funeral home worker whose firing led to a Supreme Court case that could decide the employment rights of millions of transgender and gender-nonconforming people, died Tuesday, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which was working on her case. She was 59. Stephens had kidney disease for several years and required lengthy dialysis treatments. According to a GoFundMe...

  • nbc6 pride Dec 5, 2019

    For Trans Activists, Recent Setbacks Temper Long-Term Hopes

    Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat. Just a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump’s administration argued before the Supreme Court that employers should be allowed to fire workers because they are transgender. The administration also has moved to...

  • Associated Press Oct 15, 2019

    Analysis: Most States Lack Laws Protecting LGBT Workers

    Rumors started circulating around the fire station in Byron, Georgia, within a year after the medical treatments began. The fire chief’s once-crewcut hair was growing longer, and other physical changes were becoming noticeable. Keeping quiet was no longer an option. The chief said that once members of the tiny Fire Department were told, word spread “faster than a nuclear explosion”...

  • CONGRESS Oct 8, 2019

    Supreme Court Seems Divided on LGBT Job Discrimination Case

    A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment. With the court’s four liberal justices likely to side with workers who were fired because of their sexual orientation or transgender status, the question in two highly anticipated cases that filled the courtroom was whether one of the court’s...

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2019

    LGBT Workers Head to Supreme Court for Blockbuster Discrimination Cases

    The justices will hear on Tuesday the cases of three LGBT workers who were fired, including Gerald Bostock, a child welfare services employee for the Clayton County, Georgia juvenile court system. The other two individuals are Donald Zarda, a gay man who was fired from his job as a skydiving instructor after remarking on his sexual orientation to a female...

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