Faycurry Quoted on Class Action Suit to End Michigan Tampon Tax

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Partner Joanne Faycurry was quoted on a new class action lawsuit challenging the legality of a six percent sales and use tax collected on menstrual products in the state of Michigan, claiming that the tax violates the equal protection clauses of the U.S. and Michigan Constitutions.

Joanne said the state’s sales tax on menstrual products is discriminatory because it taxes women for being women.

“It is indisputable that menstrual products are medical necessities and are essential to women,” she said. “The fact that we don’t exempt medical necessities that are applicable solely to women … is discrimination on its face.”

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Schiff Hardin is providing pro bono representation to Period Equity and three Michigan women plaintiffs against the State of Michigan and its Department of Treasury.

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