Advocate, August 7, 2020: Courts Deliver Two Victories for Trans Americans
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a lower court’s ruling that a Florida school district was wrong to deny trans male student Drew Adams (pictured above) access to the boys’ restroom.
Also today, the U.S. District Court for Idaho quashed that state’s attempt to revive a policy barring trans residents from changing the gender marker on their birth certificates. The same court had ordered the state in 2018 to end its practice of automatically rejecting applications for such changes, but this year the state legislature defied the order by passing a bill banning these modifications in most cases, and Gov. Brad Little signed it into law. Two trans people, represented by Lambda Legal, quickly sued.