equal protection, transgender rights, sex discrimination
This amicus brief was filed in Griffith v. El Paso County, Colorado, case no. 23-1135 (10th Circuit) in support of appellant Darlene Griffith. Amici curiae are legal scholars of sex and gender. They offer
expertise in their personal capacities to assist the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in assessing whether the El Paso County Sheriff officials violated Ms. Griffith’s Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection when they refused to house Ms. Griffith, a transgender woman, in the women's unit of the El Paso County Jail as a pretrial detainee.
Velte, Kyle and Young, Ezra and Ho, Jeremiah A. and Levasseur, M.Dru and Marcus, Nancy C. and Purvis, Dara E. and Tracz, Eliot and Tweedy, Ann E., Brief Amici Curiae Legal Scholars of Sex and Gender In Support of Plaintiff-Appellant (August 28, 2023), St. Louis University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series 2023-12.