The funeral home owner at the center of an LGBT-centered Supreme Court case says the ACLU is trying to use his business as a “pawn” to pursue an agenda “it has been unable to achieve in Congress.”
Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC, centers around former employee Aimee Stephens, who originally agreed to the sex-specific dress code of the establishment but later decided he wanted to present himself as a woman.
“Our company has a professional code of conduct and sex-specific dress code to ensure families can focus on processing their grief,” he explained.
Rost said he hired a male funeral director who agreed to the code of conduct and sex-specific dress code in 2007.
He reiterated that his business created the dress code for grieving families and determined that it was in the best interest of those families to reject the employee’s request, describing it as a “difficult choice.”