Transgender Man Denied Haircut At Barbershop Due To Owner's Religious Beliefs

A transgender man who sought a haircut from a barbershop in California was turned away because the owner stated that he would not cut "women's" hair due to his religious beliefs.

From The Guardian:

A California transgender man plans to take legal action against a barbershop after the owner refused to give the customer a haircut, stating that he only serves “men” due to his religious beliefs.

Kendall Oliver – a US army sergeant who identifies as a transgender man and uses the gender-neutral pronoun “they” – said a business called The Barbershop in Rancho Cucamonga in southern California refused to give them a haircut this week, saying the shop doesn’t offer cuts to “women”.

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Our own Senior Litigation Counsel Greg Lipper was quoted in the article, saying "Most courts have rejected attempts to use religion as an excuse to discriminate...The question isn’t just could [Oliver] have found somewhere else to get a haircut … We know from the civil rights movement that there’s a deep stigma to being told, ‘We don’t serve your kind here.’”