New Hampshire Backs Obama Administration in Transgender Rights Lawsuit

Jul 29, 2016

New Hampshire A.G. Joe Foster
Credit Josh Rogers, NHPR

New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster and the New Hampshire ACLU filed “amicus” briefs in court on Thursday. The briefs side with the Obama Administration in a lawsuit brought by Texas and 10 other states that pushes back against federal guidance urging schools to allow students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

Devon Chaffee is Executive Director of New Hampshire's ACLU. She says supporting the federal Guidance helps to alleviate the stigma for transgender students. It “allows them to have a safe space to get their education, as they're entitled to," she says.

New Hampshire joins California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Vermont in backing the Federal Government.