How We Make Change
At Gender Justice, we take on high-profile impact litigation that highlights gender inequities in law and policy that we seek to change. Having community support for the cases we take on helps us make our case and shows people who may not necessarily be involved in court cases why the issue is important.
We get amicus briefs from all kinds of individuals, law firms, and community organizations who support our work to advance gender equity. Most recently, we had over 15 organizations file amicus briefs in support of our client, N.H., a trans student who experienced harassment and discrimination in his school. Lawyers with trans children, civil rights groups, and local LGBTQ organizations all wrote in support of his claim that his rights were violated under the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
Additionally, our lawyers often offer their own legal expertise and write amicus briefs for other cases where our gender lens is relevant to the issue at hand. Our lawyers are experts in a range of gender-related issues, including trans health care, workplace discrimination, and Title IX regulations. We use our expert legal analysis to shed a light on the ways a particular case relates to broader legal questions of gender and the legal battles for gender equity.
Additionally, amicus briefs help us continue our work to build solidarity across organizations and community members for the work that we do to apply a gender lens to Minnesota law and policy. We can’t do the work we do without the advice and collaboration of supporters who believe in closing the gaps in the law that push out marginalized people. Stay up to date with our legal work to be informed on the amicus briefs we write, sign onto, and receive for our high-profile cases.
Read our Amicus Briefs:
Meagan Abel v. Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Allina Health System, and St. Mary’s University Minnesota
8 Organizations and Individuals filed amicus briefs in support of N.H. and MN Department of Human Rights v. Anoka-Hennepin School District
- MINNESOTA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
- NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS
- WORLD WITHOUT GENOCIDE
- EDUCATION MINNESOTA, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN TEACHERS FEDERATION
- COMMISSIONER OF THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
- WORLD PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR TRANSGENDER HEALTH, JUSTUS HEALTH, FAMILY TREE CLINIC
- OUTFRONT MINNESOTA, TRANSFORMING FAMILIES MINNESOTA
- VIVIAN FISCHER AND MAX PENTELOVITCH
With your financial support, Gender Justice can continue to fight hard for our clients and push the laws forward in our legislature. Be there with us as we work to bring about big, systemic change. Give today.