Aimee Stephens, whose landmark case was the first case about the civil rights of transgender people to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, died today at her home in Metro Detroit with her wife, Donna Stephens, at her side. She was 59. Aimee didn't set out to be a hero and a trailblazer, but she became one when she was fired for being trans, and made the decision to fight back.
In a landmark decision made on June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court officially declared that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects all gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination. This is huge 🙌 🙌 🙌
We wish you were here to see this Aimee. Thank you for your courage to fight back.