July 17, 2024

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An anti-trans law in the Supreme Court

An anti-trans law in the Supreme Court

Is Tennessee Violating Constitutional Rights by Enacting a Law Barring Minors Who Don’t Identify Their Birth Sex From Puberty Blockers, Hormone Treatments, and Gender Reassignment Surgery? The question will be examined during the next session of the Supreme Court. declared US Supreme Court this Monday. His answer could have an impact on the 25 US states that have adopted similar laws in recent years.

The case follows a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit that upheld Tennessee’s law. A family from this conservative state and a decision opposed by the Biden administration.

“The future of this and countless future generations of transgender people depends on this court’s adherence to the facts, the Constitution and its own modern precedents,” said Chase Strangio, the US civil rights attorney who challenged the law.

“I look forward to finishing the fight before the Supreme Court of the United States,” said Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Scarmetti. “This case provides much-needed clarity on whether the Constitution contains special protections for gender identity. »

We bet Clarence Thomas wouldn’t find elements in 19th century documents that would allow him to conclude that the Tennessee law was discriminatory.

(AP Photo)

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