LGBT Discrimination Coverage Under Title VII Hits the 6th Circuit

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The 6th Circuit is considering whether Title VII’s definition of “sex discrimination.”

EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes alleges that the funeral home fired its funeral director because she is transgender and transitioning from male to female. The Eastern District of Michigan concluded that Title VII does not expressly cover LGBT discrimination, and limited the sex discrimination claim to a sexual stereotyping claim.

The court will hold oral argument later this year. The importance of this case cannot be understated. Circuit courts all over the country are lining up on both sides of this issue. Earlier this month, the 7th

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