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Judge clears way for trans discrimination lawsuit to go ahead

Joseph McCormick April 24, 2015
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The US Government has cleared the way for a trans discrimination lawsuit to go ahead.

Federal Judge Sean Cox this week denied a request to dismiss the case brought by Amiee Stephens against a Detroit funeral home.

Stephens was sacked after telling her employer that she would transition from male to female.

She previously worked as an embalmer at RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes from 2007

The funeral home on requesting the case be dismissed argued that it has an interest in presenting a specific “face” to the public.

The US Equal Employment Commission brought two lawsuits, which are the first of their kind, and argue that the 1964 Civil Rights Act was violated by a funeral home in Detroit and a health care firm in Florida.

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