A coalition of civil liberties groups on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject President Donald Trump’s request for a stay on a California law that bans transgender people from using restrooms that match their gender identity.
The U.C.L.A. and other legal organizations wrote that the measure is unconstitutional and violates the U-N Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
“While the law itself is constitutionally permissible, it is discriminatory against transgender individuals,” said Jessica Rich, director of the ACLU’s LGBT & Human Rights Program.
“Transgender people are not a protected class under California law.
The government has no authority to force anyone to use a facility that violates their personal dignity or privacy.”
In a brief filed Tuesday in U.K. Supreme War Room, the ACLU and other civil liberties organizations also called on the high court to overturn the U,N.
declaration because it “makes no mention of the ‘right to use the restroom of one’s choice,’ which the court has long recognized.”
“It is now clear that the California legislature’s misguided bill will only have a chilling effect on individuals and businesses who want to continue to operate, and it is dangerous that this law has been approved,” said David Stacy, legal director for the ACLU of Northern California.
The state legislature’s version of the bill, SB 4, would have required transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to their biological sex and allow businesses to require customers to use separate restrooms. “
This bill, if approved, would undermine the fundamental rights of transgender people by denying them the ability to freely express their identity and their identity as a member of a protected group.”
The state legislature’s version of the bill, SB 4, would have required transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to their biological sex and allow businesses to require customers to use separate restrooms.
The law, which was passed in 2016, was signed into law by Gov.
Gavin Newsom, but it was challenged in court by the ACLU, which sued to block it.
California is the only state that has passed such a law, and there are concerns it could lead to more than 100 lawsuits and cost businesses billions of dollars in court fees.
A federal judge recently agreed to temporarily block the law, but the governor is appealing that decision.
California was one of 17 states to pass a law last year banning discrimination against transgender people.
In the U., there were a total of three U. n. states that have passed legislation barring discrimination in housing and employment.
The Supreme Court has already ruled that laws like these violate the U.-N Declaration.
Trump’s tweet on Tuesday called the law “horrible,” but it did not explicitly say it violates the law.
“California’s ban on discriminating against transgender students, employees and guests in public restrooms is unconstitutional,” Rich said.
“But the courts have never ruled on whether a state law prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations is constitutional.
It should be.”