Scholars who Study the Transgender Population File Amici Brief in HB2 Appeal


Adam P. Romero, Arnold D. Kassoy Scholar of Law and Senior Counsel, is one of the authors of the brief.

Williams Institute and other scholars who study the transgender population filed an amici curiae brief in Carcaño v. McCrory, the first litigation over North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB2) to reach the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  In this appeal, the court will consider the constitutionality of Part I of HB2, which prohibits transgender people from using restrooms and other sex-segregated facilities that match their gender identity.  In their amici brief, the scholars provide the court with relevant demographic data, social science research, and legal authority to assist the court in determining whether laws targeting transgender people create suspect classifications under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Read the brief.

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