Recent Updates: Fight for JayCee continues, expert insight on medication abortion, and more

April 8, 2024

Spring is here, and so is your April wrap of all things Gender Justice:

Fight for JayCee Continues

The Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed that it is illegal to discriminate against transgender people in sports, but is sending JayCee Cooper’s case to trial to determine whether or not she was discriminated against for being transgender. Jess Braverman, legal director of Gender Justice asserts, “It is crystal clear that JayCee Cooper experienced exactly this kind of discrimination, and we are confident that the courts will ultimately agree.”

Read the news coverage on KSTP, Kare11, StarTribune, and the full update on our website!

Expert Insight on Medication Abortion

Gender Justice’s legal and policy team and the Lawyering Project’s Deputy Executive Director for Legal Programs Amanda Allen discussed the oral arguments, current landscape of access, and future of access to medication abortion. If you missed this incredible panel discussion, you can watch the briefing on YouTube or listen to the briefing on our podcast, The Gender Justice Brief!

Another Win for Reproductive Rights

Gender Justice achieved a major victory in a ruling in the case filed against a pharmacist who refused to fill a patient’s birth control prescription in rural Minnesota!

You can read the full update on our website, and news coverage on StarTribune.

Trans Equity Training

Our next Trans Equity Training is taking place on April 18 at 5:30pm over Zoom! At these trainings, participants learn how best to talk about issues affecting people who are transgender, find ways to take action to combat the rising tide of violence against trans people, and meet others who are passionate about the fight for trans equity and empowerment. All genders and allies are welcome!

Sign up for the training here!

Yield Grant: Gender Justice in the Headlines

Gender Justice’s groundbreaking 2 million dollar gift from MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving Open Call caught the attention of press since our announcement of the award in March. Check out some of these stories from the Associated Press, CNN, CBS, and MPR!

Photos From Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day

Gender Justice showed up with UnRestrict Minnesota partners full force last month for the Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day at the capitol, and the photos from the day are absolutely worth checking out!

Check the photos out here, and thank you for being there with us!

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