A Christian Funeral home who fired a male employee for dressing like a woman was ordered to pay 130k to his estate and 120k to ACLU lawyers who took the case. The forced payment of funds comes as the result of a landmark ruling in June where the Supreme Court ruled that federal nondiscrimination law on the basis of “sex” includes “transgenders,” a decision which dissenting justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas called a “brazen abuse of authority.”
The gist of the case is simple. RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes Inc. hired Anthony Stephens and then fired him in 2014 when he informed his boss that he was transitioning to a woman and would be wearing dresses and skirts from now on, and wished to be called “Aimee.” The funeral home said that this revelation and it’s accompanying accommodation violated the company dress code based upon the owners sincerely held religious beliefs.
After making it’s way through the circuit and district court system, the supreme court ultimately sealed the deal.
Though Anthony Stephens passed away in 2016, the money will go to the beneficiaries of his estate, who wanted to proceed with the suit despite his death.
Naturally, Chase Strangio, deputy director for the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, released a statement urging action from the incoming Democratic president:
“The Biden administration must make it clear that across all areas of federal law sex discrimination protections apply to LGBTQ people and Congress must pass the Equality Act to close critical gaps in our civil rights laws that leave so many LGBTQ people, women, and many people of color vulnerable to discrimination.”
This is likely only a small step on the way to continued national disgrace and sin, with Churches and religious institutions certainly on the short list of those who will be forced to abide by these laws,
It is a practical certainty that historic appeals to “religious liberty” will be prove wholly unpersuasive in curbing the appetites of the aggressive progressive fascists now steering the moral character of this once great nation.
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