TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 28, 2018
Sixteen states including Tennessee are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a federal appeals court ruling that said federal anti-discrimination laws protect transgender people from being fired due to their gender identity, The Tennessean reports. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati issued the ruling in the case of a Michigan funeral home that fired an employee for being transgender. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III said the decision “essentially rewrote federal law,” and that “it is up to the states, not the federal judiciary, to determine which protections, or not, should flow to individuals based on gender identity.”