The U.S. Justice Department told the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that transgender workers are not guaranteed federal anti-discrimination protections, arguing against the views of the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission and marking the latest clash between the agencies over the scope of Title VII civil rights.
The EEOC, which has pushed for broader interpretation of sex discrimination under Title VII, brought the lawsuit against a Michigan funeral home after it fired transgender employee Aimee Stephens. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in March that the funeral home unlawfully fired Stephens.
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