VT’s Attorney General Donovan joined 18 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief in support of a transgender student in Virginia. The brief was filed with the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in support of a transgender student known a G.G.
The Attorneys General argued that the Gloucester County School Board’s policy violates Title IX by denying transgender boys and girls access to the same common restrooms other boys and girls may use and therefore discriminating on the basis of sex.
In March, the Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court causing a temporary setback for G.G.
The amicus brief was authored by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and signed by a total of 18 Attorneys General: Vermont, New York, Washington, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and the District of Columbia