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The trans lawyer who defended trans rights in the landmark Supreme Court case has a sobering warning

A trans lawyer who defended trans rights in a landmark Supreme Court case on October 8 has warned that the decision on the rights of LGBT+ workers will affect everyone...

Strangio was one of the lawyers defending Aimee Stephens in the Supreme Court, who was fired from Harris Funeral Homes in Detroit, Michigan, for being trans...

He explained: “Ceding to the administration or the employers to define the contours of permissible roles and expressions for men and women in the workplace will lead to disastrous results for all of us...

“After all, without protection from discrimination on the basis of sex, all people, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation — so, including cis and straight people — can be lawfully fired (or not hired or denied promotions) for failing to dress or behave in a way that their employer deems ‘feminine’ or ‘masculine’ enough...
 
 

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