Aimee Stephens finally mustered the courage back in 2013 to tell her co-workers about something that she had struggled with her entire life: her gender identity.
“I have known many of you for some time now,” Stephens explained in a letter, and then she told them she had decided to have sex reassignment surgery and reject the sex she’d been assigned at birth.
“The first step I must take is to live and work full-time as a woman,” Stephens wrote. “I will return to work as my true self, ” she added, “in appropriate business attire.”
Not long after, she was fired from her job as the director of a funeral home. She sued.