SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has signed an amicus brief supporting transgender rights in a court case.
The State Journal-Register of Springfield reported Raoul’s signing on Friday. He joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general in the brief.
The newspaper reported that the brief was for a case currently in the Fourth District Court of Appeals involving a trans student who sued his Virginia high school for access to the male restrooms.
“Transgender teens face many challenges at a vulnerable time in their lives,” Raoul told the Journal-Register. “Experiencing discrimination at school or anywhere else should not be one of those challenges. I have devoted much of my public service to fighting against discrimination in any form, and my office will continue to fight these unjust, discriminatory laws and policies.”
The newspaper said others signing the brief were the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and the District of Columbia.