An appeals court found that a funeral home company violated the law by firing a trans employee, but now the Supreme Court may weigh in. The U.S. Supreme Court has an opportunity to rule on whether existing civil rights law banning sex discrimination covers discrimination based on gender identity. A Michigan funeral home operator, represented by the anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom, has asked the high court to review an appeals court’s decision that its firing of a transgender employee violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII bans sex discrimination. The ADF filed its petition with the Supreme Court last week, and the justices have not said if they’ll take the case.
July 28 / The Advocate