Texas v. U.S.
On August 22, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s guidance to public school districts regarding their legal responsibility to allow transgender students to use the same restrooms as other students.
Read the statement in response to the ruling from the five civil rights organizations, including GLAD, who had submitted a joint amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief in the lawsuit.
GLAD joined with the ACLU, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights and the Transgender Law Center in filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief in the multi-state lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s guidance regarding public school districts’ responsibility to allow transgender students to use the same restrooms as other students.The lawsuit also targets guidance addressing transgender workers.
The brief in Texas v. United States argued that many of the states and political jurisdictions joining the lawsuit are doing so improperly in order to avoid transgender-affirming rulings handed down by their federal circuits and that granting a nationwide injunction would be improper for this reason.