DearColleague.us

Letter

 

From: The Honorable Jared Polis
Sent By:
roddy.flynn@mail.house.gov

Date: 12/19/2016

SIGN ON:  Bicameral U.S. Supreme Court
Amici Brief Supporting Transgender Students

NEW Sign-On Deadline (due to SCOTUS schedule change):  February 10, 2016

Open to Members of both the 114th and 115th Congresses

Endorsers:  American Civil Liberties Union, National Black Justice Coalition, PFLAG National, Transgender Law Center, National Center for Transgender Equality, LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund, Human Rights Campaign

Signers:  Jared Polis, Barbara Lee, Eleanor Holmes-Norton, Joe Crowley, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Sean Patrick Maloney, Michael M. Honda, Patrick Murphy, Jackie Speier, Raúl Grijalva, Brian Higgins, Danny K. Davis, Ted
Lieu, Mark Pocan, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Robert A. Brady, Theodore E. Deutch, Dina Titus, Earl Blumenauer, Ann McLane Kuster, James P. McGovern, Alan Lowenthal, Julia Brownley, Suzan DelBene, Jan Schakowsky, Mike Quigley, Carolyn B. Maloney, Salud Carbajal,
Mark Takano, David Cicilline, Chellie Pingree, Alcee L. Hastings, Rosa L. DeLauro, Grace Meng, Steve Israel, Frederica Wilson, Kathleen M. Rice, Zoe Lofgren, Elliot L. Engel, José E. Serrano, Scott H. Peters, Matt Cartwright, Bill Foster, Nydia M. Velázquez,
Peter Welch, Bill Pascrell, Jr., John Yarmuth,
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Joe Kennedy, Luis V. Gutiérrez, Jared Huffman

Dear Colleague:

Please join members of the LGBT Equality Caucus and our Senate colleagues in signing an
amici brief in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could decimate vital protections for transgender students all across this country.

At the heart of this case is G.G., is a transgender boy in his senior year of high school.  After he came out during his sophomore year, for a period of seven weeks, G.G. used the mens’ bathrooms at school without incident.  Although teachers and students
in G.G.’s school did not object to G.G.’s use of the mens’ bathrooms, other community members, some of whom did not even have school-age children, lobbied the school board to adopt a policy prohibiting transgender students from using bathrooms consistent with
their gender identities.  G.G. challenged this policy and his case is now before the Supreme Court.

Our brief will urge the Supreme Court to invalidate the School Board policy and hold that Title IX of the Education Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

The brief is being drafted by Cravath, Swain & Moore under the direction of the American Civil Liberties Union, Senator Al Franken, Senator Tammy Baldwin and myself.  We expect a final draft at the beginning of December, and will circulate the final brief
at that time.

To sign on please contact LGBT Equality Caucus Executive Director Roddy Flynn at
roddy.flynn@mail.house.gov.

 

Sincerely,

Rep. Jared Polis