The Trump administration made a callous and cruel decision to rescind federal guidance on the rights of transgender students at school and underscores the pressing need for comprehensive nondiscrimination protection at the local, state, and federal level. As a result, the U.S. Supreme Court remanded Gavin Grimm’s case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Despite the fact that the Supreme Court will not be hearing Grimm’s case, pro-equality advocates from across Michigan will be moving forward with a rally on March 28 at 10 a.m. the Michigan State Capitol.
Equality Michigan released a statement that said, “It remains vitally important that we show up for transgender young people and send a message to policymakers that all students, regardless of their gender identity, deserve safe schools and communities.”
Members of the community that support laws that bar discrimination based on gender identity and expression, that want to stand against the Trump administration’s attack on the rights of transgender students at school, and will support Grimm as he continues to fight for all transgender students through the federal courts are invited to attend the event.
The rally is being convened by: Equality Michigan, ACLU of Michigan, Affirmations, OutFront Kalamazoo, Jim Toy Community Center, LGBT Detroit, Polestar LGBT+ Community Center of Traverse City, Trans Sistas of Color Project- Detroit, Lansing Association for Human Rights, Perceptions, Grand Rapids Pride Center, Ruth Ellis Center, Gender Identity Network Alliance, Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network, GLSEN-Southeast Michigan, Transgender Michigan, Space for Grace Fellowship UCC, and PFLAG-Michigan Chapters.
For more information, contact Nathan Triplett, EQMI’s director of public policy and political action, at [email protected].