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Transgender Youth

Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Transgender Youth

Case: Prescott v. RCHSD

STATUS: Pending | California

On September 26, 2016, the mother of a transgender teenaged boy who was admitted into Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) for inpatient care filed a lawsuit against the hospital for discrimination against her son. Katharine Prescott took her 14-year-old son, Kyler Prescott, to RCHSD in early April 2015 for suicidal ideation and for treatment of…

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Transgender Youth

Case: Texas v. United States

STATUS: Pending, Texas

In May 2016, Texas, joined by Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin, filed a federal lawsuit challenging guidance issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice recognizing that schools must be safe, respectful and nurturing environments for all students, including those who are transgender. Texas v. United States,…

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Featured Policy & Legislation

Transgender Youth

Legislation: California Senate Bill 731

California

On October 11, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a landmark bill that protects transgender children in the foster care system. Authored by Senator Mark Leno, Senate Bill 731 gives critical guidance to child welfare workers regarding the placement of transgender youth in out-of-home care. The bill, co-authored by Senator Jim Beall, amends the Foster…

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Transgender Youth

Legislation: Senate Bill 1172

California

In 2012, NCLR helped draft and pass a groundbreaking law in California that prohibits licensed mental health practitioners from trying to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender expression. Sometimes called “reparative therapy,” these dangerous practices by therapists put youth at risk of severe depression, suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse. Every major medical…

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Press Releases

Transgender Youth

September 27, 2016

Federal Court Issues Order Prohibiting Ohio School District From Discriminating Against Transgender Student

Transgender Youth

September 26, 2016

Family Sues Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for Discriminatory Treatment of Transgender Teenager

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