Intersex in the Courts

interACT recognizes that the law can be a powerful tool for change. This is why we employ novel legal strategies to ensure that the experience of intersex youth is not ignored by the courts. We initiated the ground-breaking M.C. case and are raising up the voices of youth via litigation and participation in collaborative legal efforts across the United States.

Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court

interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, the nation’s only organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the legal and human rights of youth born with intersex traits, joins with the ACLU in support of Gavin and transgender students everywhere by filing an amicus brief on his behalf to the Supreme Court. In this brief, interACT explains why transphobic bathroom policies hurt not only transgender students but those born with intersex traits as well. Several intersex young people offer their first-person experiences in support of Gavin Grimm, and detail why policies like the Gloucester County School Board’s must be rejected. This is believed to be the first-ever Supreme Court brief to address the lived reality of those born with intersex traits, and interACT is proud to have ensured that the central focus of the brief is the voices of intersex young people.

This effort was a collaboration between interACT and the New York City based law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP. interACT is deeply grateful for the tremendous skill of the Patterson Belknap team and their generous support of this underserved community.