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Ezra Young on Litigating Trans Rights

Season 1, Ep. 504

In this episode, Ezra Ishmael Young, a civil rights attorney based in New York City, whose litigation and scholarship centers on trans rights, discusses his article "What the Supreme Court Could Have Heard in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and Aimee Stephens," which will be published in the California Law Review Online. Young begins by explaining what happened in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and Aimee Stephens and what is at state in the case. He explains how counsel for Stephens framed the case, and why it was both ineffective and troubling. He explains an alternative approach that would have been more effective and more respectful of Stephens's experience. He discusses his approach to writing the article, and reflects on how this case should inform approaches to trans rights litigation. Young is on Twitter at @ezraiyoung.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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