Aimee Stephens Wiki – Biography
Aimee Stephens was a transgender woman from Michigan. She worked at a funeral home for six years supporting families after they lost a loved one. She was awaiting the court’s decision on whether federal civil rights law protects transgender people, which is expected in late June.
“Aimee did not set out to be a hero and a trailblazer but she is one, and our country owes her a debt of gratitude for her commitment to justice for all people and her dedication to our transgender community,“ said Chase Strangio, a member of Stephens’ legal team.
The issue for the supreme court is whether federal civil rights law, which bars job discrimination on the basis of sex, protects transgender people.
Less than half of the 50 states in the US have specific civil rights protections for LGBTQ+ people. Nearly a third (29%) of transgender people live in poverty, compared with 12% in the US population, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality.
“I’ve come to learn since  that there really is no protection for LGBTQ people,” Stephens told the Guardian last year. “That you can be fired from your job, you could be evicted from your housing. You can be denied medical care and that’s when I started to realize that it is much bigger than what I thought.”
She graduated from Mars Hill University in 1984 with a degree in religious education and obtained a degree in mortuary science from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 1988, according to the A.C.L.U. She started at R.G. & G.R. Harris in 2008.
Aimee Stephens Age
Aimee Stephens was 59. She was born on Dec. 7, 1960, in Fayetteville, N.C. She died on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at her home in Michigan.
In addition to her wife, Donna Stephens, survivors include the couple’s daughter, Elizabeth.
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Cause of Death
She died on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at her home in Michigan, at the age of 59, after complications related to kidney failure, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented Ms. Stephens.
Her death was announced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which represented her in her lawsuit against RG and GR Harris funeral home. Stephens had kidney disease and was in hospice care. She was in a wheelchair when the court heard arguments last fall.