The firing of a Michigan man who wanted to dress as the woman he identifies as at work has been upheld by a federal court. The G.R. Harris Funeral Home in Garden City fired the so called transgender woman over objections of his intentions of dressing as a woman while at work.

U.S. District Court Judge Sean Cox ruled on the 2014 complaint filed against the funeral home by the EEOC after the firing of Aimee Stephens a funeral director and embalmer. The 56 page ruling found that the funeral home had the right to practice it’s faith and was protected in accordance with it’s ‘sincerely held religious beliefs’.

The ruling made clear that title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not recognize transgender people as a protected class.

It seems the case is ripe for the picking to make it’s way to the Supreme Court and maybe that was the point.

Time will tell.