Aimee Stephens, Transgender Woman At Center Of Major Civil Rights Case, Dies At 59
Aimee Stephens' Supreme Court case is over the question of whether employers can fire workers for being transgender. "We're not asking for anything special. We're just asking to be treated like other people are," Stephens told The Detroit News last year.
Aimee Stephens, the transgender woman at the center of a major employment rights case pending in the U.S. Supreme Court, died in Detroit on Tuesday at age 59.
Stephens was the first transgender person whose civil rights case was heard by the Supreme Court, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented her. Her case concerns the question of whether federal law prohibiting employment discrimination applies to transgender employees.