Justice Clarence Thomas will be absent from the court due to illness as justices take on three cases involving gay and transgender rights and discrimination in the workplace.
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When Aimee Stephens went to work as an openly-transgender woman — a gutsy but liberating decision to reveal her true self — she lost her job.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday will consider whether Stephens and thousands of transgender Americans are protected from employment discrimination under the Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bars employers from terminating workers because of sex.
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