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The Equality Caucus Statement on the Passing of Aimee Stephens

May 18, 2020
Press Release


DATE:  May 13, 2020





The Equality Caucus Statement on the Passing of Aimee Stephens


Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus mourns the loss of Aimee Stephens who bravely stood up for equality when she lost her job based on her gender identity. Her case went all the way to the Supreme Court last year. The outcome will likely have a major impact on the rights of LGBTQ+ people in the United States.


From Caucus Co-Chair Sharice L. Davids

“I’m deeply saddened to hear of Aimee’s passing, and my thoughts are with her friends and family during this difficult time. Though Aimee didn't set out to become a catalyst for change, she certainly was one, and our country is better because of it. We continue the fight for LGBTQ+ equality and justice in her honor,”


From Caucus Co-Chair David N. Cicilline

“I had the opportunity to hear Aimee tell her story after the arguments at the Supreme Court. I was deeply moved by her humility and courage. People like Aimee who face injustice and stand up for equality can change the world. I’m keeping her family and all those who loved her in my thoughts today.”


Please contact Shawn Gaylord at 202-257-8416 or with press inquiries.


Founded in 2008, the mission of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The Caucus, which is led by the seven openly LGBTQ+ members of Congress, is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. and around the world.