A person who wanted to transition from a male to female identity has lost a lawsuit against her former employer.
RG & GR Harris Funeral Home fired Aimee Stephens for planning to dress as a female at work.
The owner said he believes gender is an immutable, God-given gift.
Attorneys for Stephens say the ruling will make it nearly impossible to enforce any civil rights law, if an employer can say the law is against its religious beliefs.
Attorneys for the funeral home say the ruling is a victory for religious liberty, and a check on government intrusion.
Emily Dievendorf, president of the Lansing Association for Human Rights, joined Stateside today and said this ruling could lead to “pretty far-reaching implications” for both transgender people and others in the workplace.