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‘Because of Sex’

‘Because of Sex’

Update: 2019-11-0733
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In 2013, Aimee Stephens watched her boss read a carefully worded letter.

“I have felt imprisoned in a body that does not match my mind. And this has caused me great despair and loneliness,” she had written. “With the support of my loving wife, I have decided to become the person that my mind already is.”

Ms. Stephens was fired after coming out as transgender. Now, she is the lead plaintiff in a Supreme Court case that will determine the employment rights of gay and transgender workers across the nation. 

Guests: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times, and Aimee Stephens, the lead plaintiff in the transgender discrimination case heard by the Supreme Court. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

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Comments (4)

moose nut

a man is always a man. a woman always a woman. you can present yourself however you want, but you can't force us to see you how you want.

Nov 9th
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Linda Susan Erickson

Reasonably balanced coverage. Respectful of both sides. Thank you.

Nov 7th
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g

I'm (positively) surprised this case is finally getting some coverage, but I am very disappointed to see you didn't call the justice out on misgendering Aimee, or point out that transpeople are the most at risk in bathrooms, or that the decision in this case could possibly have ramifications for straight cis people if the court makes a strong decision on sex stereotyping.

Nov 7th
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‘Because of Sex’

‘Because of Sex’