Transgender adolescents’ who seek sex reassignment treatment are caught in a dangerous holding pattern. Their gender identity exposes them to significant bias and discrimination at home, at school, and on the street, often to devastating effect. Yet many who are mature, capable of giving informed consent, and have full understanding of their gender identity are prevented from medically transitioning to the gender with which they identify until they reach eighteen, the legal age of consent.
A transgender student's expression of her gender identity, including through the use of gender consistent bathrooms, is First Amendment protected speech,
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
DOJ guidance for mentally impaired detainees in immigration removal proceedings should be amended to provide counsel at earlier signs of incompetence.
An evidentiary privilege to protect workers' confidential communications from disclosure in federal and state court proceedings would support unions.