United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.
Drew ADAMS, a minor, by and through his next friend and mother, Erica Adams Kasper, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. SCHOOL BOARD OF ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FLORIDA, Defendant - Appellant.
Decided: August 23, 2021
Before WILLIAM PRYOR, Chief Judge, WILSON, MARTIN, JORDAN, ROSENBAUM, JILL PRYOR, NEWSOM, BRANCH, GRANT, LUCK, LAGOA, and BRASHER, Circuit Judges.
Tara L. Borelli, Lambda Legal Education and Defense Fund, Decatur, GA, Jennifer G. Altman, Aryeh Lev Kaplan, Markenzy Lapointe, Shani Rivau, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, MIAMI, FL, Paul David Castillo, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., Dallas, TX, Kirsten Doolittle, The Law Office of Kirsten Doolittle, PA, Jacksonville, FL, Diana Katherine Flynn, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., Washington, DC, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Lambda Legal Defense, New York, NY, William Clarke Miller, Cynthia Cook Robertson, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, Washington, DC, Richard M. Segal, Nathaniel R. Smith, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, San Diego, CA, for Plaintiff-Appellee. Terry Joseph Harmon, Jeffrey Slanker, Robert Sniffen, Michael P. Spellman, Lisa Barclay Fountain, Sniffen & Spellman, PA, Tallahassee, FL, Robert Christopher Barden, RC Barden & Associates, Plymouth, MN, for Defendant-Appellant. Craig Edward Bertschi, McRae Bertschi & Cole, LLC, Dunwoody, GA, for Amicus Curiae Women's Liberation Front. James A. Campbell, Attorney General's Office, Lincoln, NE, Gary S. McCaleb, Gary S. McCaleb, Attorney at Law, Flagstaff, AZ, for Amici Curiae Miriam Grossman, Michael Laidlaw, Quentin Van Meter, Andre Van Mol. Edward John Jacobs, Victoria Lynn Stork, Joanna F. Wasick, Baker & Hostetler, LLP, New York, NY, for Amici Curiae Airbnb, Inc., Apple, Inc., Asana, Inc., Credo Mobile, Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, Ebay Inc., General Assembly Space, Inc., Github, Inc, Glassdoor, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Google LLC, IBM Corporation, Indiegogo, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Knotel, Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., Linden Research, Inc. d/b/a Linden Lab, Lyft, Mapbox, Inc., Marin Software Incorporated, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company “MassMutual”, Microsoft Corporation, Nio USA, Inc., California Women's Law Center, Patreon, Inc., Postmates Inc., Replacements, Ltd., Shutterstock, Inc., Spotify USA Inc., Tumblr, Inc., Xerox Corporation, Yelp Inc. Nathan W. Kellum, Center for Religious Expression, MEMPHIS, TN, Gregory H. Teufel, OGC Law, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, Robert H. Tyler, Tyler & Bursch LLP, Murrieta, CA, for Amicus Curiae Walt Heyer. Patricia B. Palacios, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, Washington, DC, David D. Mesa, Jerome Pierce, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, San Francisco, CA, for Amicus Curiae Terry S. Kogan. Wesley R. Powell, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP, New York, NY, Edward John Jacobs, Victoria Lynn Stork, Joanna F. Wasick, Baker & Hostetler, LLP, New York, NY, for Amicus Curiae National PTA. Wesley R. Powell, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP, New York, NY, for Amici Curiae GLSEN, The American School Counselor Association, National Association of School Psychologists Charles Alan Rothfeld, Andrew John Pincus, Mayer Brown, LLP, Washington, DC, for Amici Curiae A Better Balance, ADL, Advocates for Youth, American Association of University Women, Atlanta Women for Equality, Beth Chayim Chadashim, California Women Lawyers, California Women's Law Center, Center for Constitutional Rights, Center for Reproductive Rights, Champion Women, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Equal Rights Advocates, SurvJustice, Equality California, The Impact Fund, Family Values @ Work, The Southwest Women's Law Center, Forge, Inc., the Women's Law Center of Maryland, Gender Justice, Union for Reform Judaism, Girls for Gender Equity, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Girls Inc., in Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda, Women of Reform Judaism, and Men of Reform Judaism, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, UniteWomen.org, Lawyers Club of San Diego, Women Lawyers on Guard Inc., Legal Aid At Work, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Women's Law Project, Legal Momentum, the Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund, Young Women United, Legal Voice, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Women Lawyers, National Center for Law and Economic Justice, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Council of Jewish Women, Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida, National Crittenton, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, National LGBTQ Task Force, Sisterreach, National Organization for Women Foundation, Stop Sexual Assault in Schools, National Women's Law Center. James E. Tysse, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, Washington, DC, Markos Cleomenes Generales, Jessica Weisel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Amicus Curiae Scholars Who Study the Transgender Population. Steven W. Davis, Boies Schiller & Flexner, LLP, MIAMI, FL, Rosanne C. Baxter, Boies Schiller & Flexner, LLP, Armonk, NY, for Amicus Curiae School Administrators. Dimitri Portnoi, Alexander Slavin, O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Amici Curiae Casa de Esperanza: National Latina Network for Healthy Families and Communities, National Alliance To End Sexual Violence, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Buckeye Region Anti-violence Organization, a Program of Equitas Health, DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Empire Justice Center, Illinois Accountability Initiative, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault, Michigan Coalition To End Domestic & Sexual Violence, Nebraska Coalition To End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Nevada Coalition To End Domestic and Sexual Violence, New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc., New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Ohio Alliance To End Sexual Violence, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Day One, Oasis Legal Services, Parent-Child Center, Rape/Domestic Abuse Program, Sasa Crisis Center, Voices of Hope, Women's Center for Advancement. Dimitri Portnoi, Alexander Slavin, O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Maureen P. Alger, Sarah Rebecca Binning, John Dwyer, Emily Harrington, Cooley, LLP, Palo Alto, CA, Shawn Thomas Meerkamper, Transgender Law Center, Oakland, CA, Shannon Price Minter, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Washington, DC, Asaf Orr, National Center For Lesbian Rights, San Francisco, CA, Kyle C. Wong, Cooley, LLP, San Diego, CA, for Amicus Curiae Gender Spectrum. Andrew W. Amend, New York State Attorney General's Office, New York, NY, for Amici Curiae State of New York, State of Washington, State of California, State of Connecticut, State of Delaware, State of Hawaii, State of Illinois, State of Iowa, State of Maine, State of Maryland, State of Massachusetts, State of Michigan, State of Minnesota, State of New Jersey, State of New Mexico, State of Oregon, State of Pennsylvania, State of Rhode Island, State of Vermont, State of Virginia, District of Columbia. Jin Hee Lee, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., New York, NY, for Amicus Curiae NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. Maureen P. Alger, Sarah Rebecca Binning, John Dwyer, Emily Harrington, Cooley, LLP, Palo Alto, CA, Shawn Thomas Meerkamper, Transgender Law Center, Oakland, CA, Shannon Price Minter, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Washington, DC, Asaf Orr, National Center For Lesbian Rights, San Francisco, CA, Kyle C. Wong, Cooley, LLP, San Diego, CA, for Amici Curiae PFLAG, INC., Trans Youth Equality Foundation, Gender Diversity, Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. Clifford Warren Berlow, Jenner & Block, LLP, Chicago, IL, for Amicus Curiae Medical, Nursing, Mental Health, and Other I Health Care Organizations.
A petition for rehearing having been filed and a member of this Court in active service having requested a poll on whether this case should be reheard en banc, and a majority of the judges of this Court in active service who are not disqualified having voted in favor of granting rehearing en banc, IT IS ORDERED that this case will be reheard en banc. The panel's opinion is VACATED.