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Doe v. Ladapo



“We have no choice but to fight this ban to protect our daughter’s health.”
-Plaintiff Jane Doe, challenging the policy on behalf of herself and her daughter, Susan

On March 23, a group of Florida families filed a lawsuit with the support of GLAD and our partners against a new ban of medically necessary healthcare for transgender youth. The new policies run contrary to the guidance of physicians, medical associations, and researchers.

The rules also unlawfully strip parents of the right to make informed decisions about their children’s medical treatment and violate the equal protection rights of transgender youth by denying them medically necessary, doctor-recommended healthcare to treat their gender dysphoria.

Learn about the Florida families, who are proceeding anonymously in this lawsuit for the protection of their children’s privacy.

GLAD has filed this case along with Southern Legal Counsel, Inc., the Human Rights Campaign, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

On April 24, the families sought an emergency ruling to resume medical care for their trans children. Learn more.

On May 17, our team asked a federal court to issue a temporary restraining order immediately blocking enforcement of SB 254, which Governor DeSantis signed into law. SB 254 solidifies the policies into law.

Filings from May 17, 2023: 

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order
Second Amended Complaint
Plaintiff’s Reply to Defendant’s Response to Motion for Preliminary Injunction<
Declaration of Dr. Kenneth Goodman

Filings from April 24, 2023:

Motion for Preliminary Injunction
Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Plaintiff Declarations:
Declaration of plaintiff Jane Doe
Declaration of plaintiff Gloria Goe
Declaration of plaintiff Linda Loe

Expert Declarations:
Declaration of Dr. Daniel Shumer MD
Declaration of Dr. Brittany Bruggeman MD
Declaration of Dr. Aron Janssen MD

Learn more about medical care for trans youth and Florida Boards of Medicine’s ban.