While in the El Paso County Jail, Darlene was excluded from housing with other women inmates, denied women’s undergarments and grooming products, mocked with improper pronouns, and subjected to a strip search by an unsupervised male guard.

This is unacceptable.

All gender-based classifications, including classification based on transgender status, warrant heightened scrutiny. Now, we’re urging the Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to uphold this fact.