Hobby Lobby Loses Court Case With Transgender Employee

Objectivity 3.4 | Credibility 4.0 | Relevance 4.2

An Illinois appellate court ruled last Friday that Hobby Lobby Stores disregarded state law when it would not allow a transgender employee to use the bathroom that corresponded to the employee’s gender identity. Hobby Lobby’s attorneys argued that by blocking their transgender employee access to the ladies’ room, the store was protecting women. But the court disagreed with that argument, “The presence of a transgender person in a bathroom poses no greater inherent risk to privacy or safety than that posed by anyone else who uses the bathroom.” Hobby Lobby may have lost this battle, but the war is far from over.