For Immediate Release – May 12, 2020
Contact: Jerame Davis – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pride at Work Mourns the Passing of Aimee Stephens
WASHINGTON – Pride at Work mourns the passing of Aimee Stephen, the plaintiff in a Supreme Court cases that could decide if it is legal to fire transgender working people for being their authentic selves. Stephens’ case was argued before the Supreme Court in October 2019 and the decision will be handed down before the end of the Court’s term in June.
Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement:
“Like so many LGBTQ working people, Aimee just wanted to do her job and be her authentic self. Her fight for equality gave hope to transgender working people around the country and provided inspiration to all LGBTQ working people. Aimee’s fight continues as the Court could rule any day on her case. We must take up the fight she cannot finish and ensure every LGBTQ working person can obtain the dignity and respect they deserve.
“Thank you, Aimee, for your courage to stand up and be yourself. Your voice will be missed, but your cause will win the day.”
Pride At Work is the largest national organization that builds power for LGBTQIA+ working people. We organize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQ Community for social and economic justice. We seek full equality for LGBTQIA+ working people in our workplaces, our unions, and the public square. We organize in the spirit of the union movement’s historic motto, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All.” Learn more at www.prideatwork.org.