US Supreme Court to hear case discrimination case involving Michigan funeral home

Apr 22, 2019

The United States Supreme Court will decide if federal law allows a Michigan funeral home to fire its employee for being transgender.

       The court will hear arguments on the case in the fall.

The makeup of the court has changed dramatically since the same court legalized same sex marriage. President Donald Trump recently appointed two new, conservative judges.

Jay Kaplan is an attorney with the ACLU of Michigan – the organization has filed briefs in the case. He says they are concerned about the makeup of the court. But -

“I think if the court decides that firing LGBT people is legal, I think that would shock most of America.”

       The Court of Appeals found in favor of former employee, Aimee Stephens. The funeral home says the court re-wrote federal law to have “sex” mean “gender identity.”