At a Glance
In a groundbreaking decision, on August 23, 2019 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that denying gender confirmation surgery to trans prisoners constitutes a violation of their constitutionally-protected health care rights.
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Women's Law Center
Southern Poverty Law Center
Transgender Law Center
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
National Trans Bar Association
LGBT Bar Association of New York
The Center for Constitutional Rights and ten other amici filed a brief of amicus curiae in support of appellee Adree Edmo. The brief argues that the appellate court should uphold the lower court's decision that incarcerated transgender people like Adree Edmo are entitled to adequate medical care, which includes gender confirmation surgery.