Americans Nationwide Urge Elected Officials to

Stop Attacking Transgender People

with Shameful Lawsuit

An Unprecedented Lawsuit Aims to Roll Back Protections for Transgender Americans

This year government officials from nearly two dozen states are attempting to advance an agenda that would roll back protections for transgender Americans, making it even easier to discriminate against transgender Americans at school, at work, while being treated at a hospital, or while trying to do something as basic as using the restroom. Now, following an extreme ruling from a single conservative judge in these elected officials’ anti-transgender lawsuit, it’s time for us to come together as a nation and speak out against these attacks. Take a stand with us – and more than a dozen partner organizations – by joining thousands in signing a petition telling the Attorneys General involved to stop attacking transgender Americans. We need to send the message that our nation is stronger when everyone is included and protected from discrimination.


Our Partner Organizations

Wherever You Live, Your Voice Matters!

Take action by clicking on your state and signing a petition to your elected official urging them to stop working to discriminate against transgender people.
  • States involved in the anti-transgender lawsuit.
  • States joined in amicus brief against anti-transgender lawsuit.
  • States that have taken no action.

States Involved in the Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

Add your name and join us, our partners, and thousands statewide in speaking up for transgender Americans – and declaring that this shameful lawsuit doesn't speak for you!
Select Your State and Sign the Petition

States Joined in Amicus Brief Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

While this lawsuit is unfortunately picking up steam, Americans in a dozen states can be proud that their Attorneys General took a firm stance against transgender discrimination, joining to file a powerful brief opposing this egregious lawsuit. If you live here, take a minute to thank your elected official for doing the right thing.
Select Your State and Sign the Thank You Card

States That Have Taken No Action

Several states have taken no action in this lawsuit – but as a country, it's vital that we stand against these shameful attempts to discriminate against transgender people. If you live in these states below, add your name and join us in this nationwide action.
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News & Resources

Get caught up on why this anti-transgender lawsuit is so important – and why it's so vital we come together to speak out against it!

LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.

New Lawsuit from Texas Seeks to Block HHS Rule Protecting Transgender Americans in Health Care

By Megan Clayton • August 25, 2016, 5:20 pm A new lawsuit filed yesterday in Texas is attempting to rollback a federal rule meant to protect transgender Americans from health care discrimination. It is the second in a set of cases that seek to rollback the Obama Administration's recent attempts to protect transgender Americans from discrimination.

In Outrageous Ruling, Judge Grants Request by States Seeking to Roll Back Federal Transgender Protections

By Adam Polaski • August 22, 2016, 9:12 am The lawsuit, at its basest level, is a shameful attack on transgender people with one purpose: To enshrine transgender people as second-class citizens under the law and inflict discrimination into their everyday lives.

States Join Together in Support of Federal Guidance Respecting Students’ Gender Identity

By Adam Polaski • July 27, 2016, 1:37 pm Today twelve states, led by Washington state, joined together to file a legal brief in federal court underlining their support for President Obama's May 2016 guidance that public schools must respect students' and teachers' gender identity.

Shameful: States File Lawsuit Refusing to Follow Federal Guidance on Transgender Student Protections

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2016, 3:28 pm Today, May 25, several states filed a lawsuit against the United States government over recent guidance issued by the Departments of Education and Justice earlier this month protecting transgender students.

Title IX and Gender Identity

By Adam Polaski • May 24, 2016, 4:32 pm This editorial memo is meant to clarify the challenges confronting transgender youth all across the country, as well as the administrative and legal standing for the DOJ and DOE recommendations.

Federal Officials Affirm Respect for Transgender Students in Public Schools

By Adam Polaski • May 13, 2016, 10:18 am The letter comes as the administration increasingly vocalizes its position that Title VII and Title IX protections extend to transgender Americans.