- The Justice Department filed a statement of interest in a lawsuit about not allowing treatment for gender dysphoria in a prison setting.
- The statement says gender dysphoria is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)’s definition of “disability,” and prisons cannot deny the right medical care for people with gender dysphoria.
- The Georgia Department of Corrections didn’t allow an individual with gender dysphoria to get the surgery that had been recommended by four clinicians and ongoing hormone therapy.
- The Justice Department is supporting the person’s case, saying that not providing this care is breaking the law.
- Prisons can’t say no to important treatments for people with this condition.
Read the press release