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Gloucester County School Board v Grimm

March 02, 2017

Brief Of Amici Curiae American Academy Of Pediatrics, American Psychiatric Association, American College Of Physicians, And 17 Additional Medical And Mental Health Organizations In Support Of Respondent

"The medical profession’s understanding of gender has advanced considerably over the past fifty years. Throughout much of the twentieth century, individuals who were not gender conforming were often viewed as “perverse or deviant.” Practices during that period tried to “correct” this perceived deviance by attempting to force transgender people to live in accordance with the sex assigned to them at birth. These efforts failed and caused significant harm to the individuals subjected to them. The medical community came to recognize that one’s gender identity could exist in ways that did not always align with a person’s birth-assigned sex."

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