Several giants of the tech industry are planning to sign an amicus (friend of the court) brief. They are doing so, to support a 17-year-old transgender student’s fight in court. As reported by Axios. Gavin Grimm is expected to be supported by eBay, Airbnb, Box, Yelp, GitHub, Salesforce, Slack, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Tumblr, and PayPal. He intends to fight the legal battle against his school board. It is for the right to use the bathroom that matches his gender identity. On March 28th the amicus brief, which is created by LGBT organization Human Rights Campaign will be filed in favor of Grimm for the Supreme Court hearing.
Many company CEO’s already expressed their anger against the Trump administration’s decision to roll back a federal law. It gave transgender students the right to access whatever bathroom they want. Some of the companies are expected to sign the brief soon.
Apple said in a statement to Axios that “everyone deserves a chance to thrive in an environment free from stigma and discrimination”. This same sentiment is also expressed by GitHub, Airbnb, PayPal, and IBM. Tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Google also spoke out about this matter. But it is not clear if they will also sign this brief or not.
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