By Laura Barros.

Washington, Oct 8 (efe-epa).– Seven years have passed since Aimee Stephens came out at her workplace as a transgender woman. This resulted in her dismissal from her job and the beginning of a battle that arrived Tuesday at the US Supreme Court, which for the first time now wrestles with employment discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people.

In 2013, Stephens, then a funeral director at R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes in Michigan, told her devout Christian boss Thomas Rost she is a woman, and two weeks later she was fired. EFE-EPA