Additional resources: R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Previous news releases:

  • 2020-06-15: US Supreme Court redefines ‘sex’ in federal law
  • 2019-10-04: US Supreme Court to hear arguments on lower court decision that redefined ‘sex’ in federal law
  • 2019-08-26: Broad support filed with US Supreme Court against judicial redefinition of ‘sex’ to mean ‘gender identity’
  • 2019-08-16: ADF to Supreme Court: Redefining ‘sex’ problematic, not job of judges, govt agencies
  • 2019-04-22: US Supreme Court to weigh in on whether EEOC, courts can redefine ‘sex’ without Congress
  • 2018-07-20: ADF asks US Supreme Court to weigh in on whether EEOC and court can redefine ‘sex’ without Congress
  • 2018-03-07: 6th Circuit: Feds can strong-arm those who minister to the grieving
  • 2017-10-03: Michigan funeral home asks appeals court to uphold respectful dress code for employees
  • 2016-08-18: Funeral home buries federal govt in Michigan religious freedom case
  • 2016-08-10: Feds say political strong-arming more important than respecting grieving families
  • 2016-04-08: ADF: Govt shouldn’t strong-arm those who minister to the grieving


  • Cameron Cortman: Supreme Court decision in Harris Funeral Homes ‘a wake-up call to Christians’ (My Christian Daily, 2020-07-02)
  • John Bursch: Stability in the law and dignity for all (Inside Sources, 2020-06-25)
  • John Bursch: Supreme Court ruling redefining ‘sex’ affects more than a funeral home (Detroit News, 2020-06-18)
  • Michael Farris: In redefining ‘sex,’ Supreme Court strikes blow to rule of law (Detroit Free Press, 2020-06-17)
  • Jessica Smith: The Supreme Court just turned a law to protect women into a weapon against them (The Federalist, 2020-06-17)
  • Kate Anderson: Supreme Court’s redefinition of ‘sex’ has troubling implications for women (Washington Times, 2020-06-16)
  • David Cortman: Justice Alito and the Supreme Court’s textualist ‘pirate ship’ (Daily Caller, 2020-06-16)
  • Kristen Waggoner: Certainly uncertain times (Newsweek, 2020-06-16)
  • John Bursch: Supreme Court’s Title VII ruling is loss for originalism, separation of powers, diversity (The Hill, 2020-06-15)
  • Ryan Everson: Supreme Court’s redefinition of ‘sex’ a loss for our constitutional order (Washington Examiner, 2020-06-15)
  • Maureen Collins: Supreme Court ruling on civil rights law, LGBT workers may have disastrous effects on women (Christian Post, 2020-06-15)
  • Sarah Kramer: This U.S. Supreme Court ruling could create more stories like Chief Cochran’s (My Christian Daily, 2020-04-16)
  • Ryan Everson: Three reasons ACLU is dead wrong in trying to redefine sex (CNS News, 2020-04-09)
  • John Bursch: Recent SCOTUS opinion may shed light on outcome in Harris Funeral Homes (National Review, 2020-04-02)
  • John Bursch: Supreme Court should reject new, anti-textualist ‘evidence’ regarding Title VII’s prohibition on ‘sex’ discrimination (JURIST, 2020-03-15)
  • John Bursch: The ACLU’s own Twitter feed shows what’s at stake when ‘sex’ is redefined (The Hill, 2019-11-27)
  • Alexis Lightcap: Protesters won’t silence me on transgender issues (Morning Call, 2019-11-20)
  • John Bursch: Key question in Detroit funeral home case at Supreme Court: Can we rely on the law? (Townhall, 2019-10-31)
  • John Bursch: Difficult issues involving human sexuality require dialogue, not scorn, misinformation (The Hill, 2019-10-15)
  • John Bursch: Race and sex are fundamentally different. That should matter to SCOTUS (National Law Journal, 2019-10-10)
  • Michael Farris: Pivotal issue for Supreme Court: Who has the power to make the rules? (Inside Sources, 2019-10-08)
  • Maureen Collins: How a Supreme Court case about a funeral home could affect Christians across the nation (Christian Post, 2019-10-08)
  • Jay Hobbs: In Harris Funeral Homes Supreme Court case, we should ask ‘Am I next?’ (Ricochet, 2019-10-07)
  • John Bursch: Gender ideologues, bureaucrats and judges take aim at small businesses (Acton Institute, 2019-10-02)
  • John Bursch: What the ACLU didn’t tell you at the Emmys about the Harris Supreme Court case (Washington Examiner, 2019-09-26)
  • John Bursch: Much at stake in transgender Supreme Court case (Detroit News, 2019-09-25)
  • John Bursch: SCOTUS must reaffirm the meaning of ‘sex’ in antidiscrimination law (National Review, 2019-08-19)
  • John Bursch: This lawsuit over ‘sex’ and ‘gender identity’ will have sweeping implications (Daily Signal, 2019-07-26)
  • Thomas Rost: I did what was best for my business. Will the Supreme Court punish me for it? (Washington Post, 2019-07-03)
  • John Bursch: HHS restores legal meaning of ‘sex’—what will US Supreme Court, Congress do? (The Hill, 2019-06-13)
  • Kristen Waggoner: The Left preaches diversity while forcing conformity through culture and courts (The Federalist, 2019-06-11)
  • Kristen Waggoner: Bureaucrats shouldn’t be involved in gender politics at funeral homes (Daily Caller, 2019-05-01)
  • Jeana Hallock: SCOTUS to rule on whether men can wear women’s clothes on the job (The Federalist, 2019-04-29)
  • Thomas Rost: EEOC uses my funeral homes to rewrite laws (Detroit News, 2019-04-25)
  • David Cortman: Keep the government out of the grieving process (National Review, 2019-04-23)
  • Jay Hobbs: Should grieving families be forced to deal with a cross-dressing funeral home employee? (Daily Caller, 2018-11-25)

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