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Adams v. School Board of St. Johns County



On November 24, 2021, GLAD filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the plaintiff in Adams v. School Board of St. Johns County, Florida along with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, and the National LGBTQ Task Force.

In Adams v St. Johns, a lawsuit filed on behalf of Andrew Adams and his mother Erica Adams Kasper, Andrew was being denied access to the boys’ restroom because he is transgender. Our brief supports the plaintiff’s right to access the restroom that correlates with his gender, in accordance with Title IX, or the Equal Protection Clause.

Update: The full (en banc) 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decided 7-4 that the school’s policy did not violate Andrew’s constitutional rights. The decision reversed a district court decision in support of Andrew’s rights.

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