Tag: aimee stephens

At-Will Employment Is the Real Cancel Culture

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled by a 6-3 vote that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects gay and trans people from being fired on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The decision was historic, but as my colleague Melissa Gira Grant wrote on Tuesday, exists in that nebulous space of “progress;” […]

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A Glimpse of a Trans Future

Back in October, the evening before oral arguments in her Supreme Court case, I met Aimee Stephens and her wife at a Hyatt not far from the court. She wasn’t unprepared when her boss, Thomas Rost, fired her, she said. At meetings of the trans community group she was part of, people talked about their […]

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Aimee Stephens Died Fighting for Trans Rights. Reports Still Deadnamed Her

Several news outlets were met with fierce backlash on Tuesday after news broke that Supreme Court plaintiff Aimee Stephens died at the age of 59. Reports of her death published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Newsday, The Seattle Times, U.S. News and World Report, and The Detroit News, many of which were pulled […]

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