Human Rights Campaign Files Lawsuit Against Florida’s Transgender Sports Ban & Announces Future Litigation in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee

WASHINGTON— Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, joined by the law firm of Arnold & Porter, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in the District Court for the Southern District of Florida, challenging a Florida law banning transgender girls from participating in sports. The so-called “Fairness in Women Sports Act” is one of eight state laws passed this year that restrict transgender girls from participating on girls’ athletic teams. Amid the unprecedented attack on transgender youth, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced that, in addition to its Florida lawsuit, it will bring a series of legal challenges across the country of anti-equality laws in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Equality Magazine: Spring 2021

Our Resilience

Amid a rising tide of violence in this country - against APA people, Black and Brown people and more - we are continuing to fight a wave of hate-fueled anti-trans legislation in the states. We cannot let grief turn into despair or inaction. We remain united against hate in all its forms.

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