Funeral home settles landmark transgender bias case for $250,000

A Michigan funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 to the estate of a transgender former funeral director to settle a landmark lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court to rule discrimination against transgender workers is a form of unlawful sex bias.

RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes Inc, represented by conservative group Alliance Defending Freedom, and lawyers for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the estate of Aimee Stephens filed a joint consent decree in Detroit federal court on Monday bringing the 2014 lawsuit to a close.

Transgender activist Aimee Stephens, sits in her wheelchair outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Oct. 8, 2019.Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images file

Stephens, who had intervened in the EEOC’s lawsuit in 2016, died from complications related to kidney disease in May, weeks before the Supreme Court issued its decision.

Chase Strangio, one of the American Civil

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