Major US companies support trans student in a legal brief

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32 businesses, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and Spotify, have jointly signed an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The brief sees the businesses pledge their support for Drew Adams, who identifies as a trans male, but his school does not allow him to use male bathroom. Adams won his case in July 2018 after the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled that the school board had no right to discriminate against him on the basis of his gender identity. The amicus brief, also known as a “friend of the court” brief, was filed on February 28th, 2019 by HRC and authored by BakerHostetler, one of the biggest American law firms. The 32 businesses to sign the brief, collectively representing roughly 1.36 million employees and $778 billion in revenue also include Airbnb, Tumblr, Ebay, IBM, Indiegogo and Deutsche Bank.

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