Religious liberty ruled no basis for transgender policy

"Religious freedom provides no legal basis to discipline transgender workers who violate workplace gender policies, a U.S. appeals court has ruled in a groundbreaking decision." BPNews

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It strikes me that undertaking, to use the old word, is one of the areas where the appearance of the workers really, really matters, because they don't want to interfere with the solemnity of the occasion.   Those dark gray suits are worn for a very good reason, and the ugly reality is that even those who don't figure out that a person is transgender are going to be uneasy around a "woman" walking like a man.  

That noted, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was written two years before the first reassignment surgery in the U.S. was performed, and was at a time when homosexual acts were against the law in almost all states.  Hence it's hard to stretch the law this way--and there are several cases working their way to the Supreme Court now.

Lesson; it matters who you vote for.  I anticipate the Supreme Court decides this one conservatively, but there is a year or two of mayhem before it's all worked out.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.