18 States and 47 Advocacy Organizations File Amicus Briefs in Parents Defending Education v. Linn-Mar Community School District


Linn-Mar’s policy violates parents’ fundamental right “to direct the upbringing of their children”— “perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by [the Supreme] Court.” Troxel, 530 U.S. at 65. The policy inflicts an immediate and irreparable harm on parents by withholding information about whether their child has taken any action concerning his or her gender identity, leaving parents completely in the dark about their child’s mental and emotional well-being. And this is no isolated occurrence: school districts across the country have adopted similar policies under the mistaken belief that to do otherwise would violate federal law.

Brief Of Amici Curiae State Of Montana And 17 Other States Supporting Plaintiff-Appellant