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Supreme Court Allows Ruling Against Wisconsin Anti-Trans Law To Stand

In 2005, Wisconsin passed a law banning transgender prisoners from receiving medical treatment related to their transgender identity. Lambda Legal filed suit against the state on behalf of several women who suffered harm after their care was cut off, winning at both the district and appellate levels. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear that case, Fields v. Smith, which means the Seventh Circuit ruling that the law was unconstitutional stands, marking an important victory for the trans community’s access to fair healthcare.

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