Supreme Court rules 6-3, LGBTQ2 employees deserve equality. Trump-appointed justice in favour of equality
In a historic ruling to today, the U.S Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace against LGBTQ2 employees and prevents employers from firing them based on their sexual orientation. The court voted was 6-to-3, with Trump-appointed conservative Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts voting with the four liberal justices in the majority.
In 2012, Aimee Stephens, who was identified at birth as a man was fired from Harris Funeral Home for coming out as a transgender person. “I stood in the back yard with a gun to my chest. But I couldn’t do it,” she told NPR last October. Aimee’s employer fired her a couple of weeks later.
The owner of Harris Funeral Home Tom Rost said Stephens was “the face of the Harris Funeral Home.” The families of his clients would have a negative response to Aimee’s transition which may ultimately affect business.
Aimee Stephens died in May 2020 at the age of 59. Her fight and struggle for equality lead her all the way to the U.S Supreme Court and won a victory for members of the LGBT2Q community. She may not be alive to hear the verdict, but her stamp on change and equality has been summented into history.