On "Friday, ... 22 states and the District of Columbia filed a brief at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that sided with Adams and said the school-board policy violates constitutional equal-protection rights and Title IX, a federal law that bars sex-based discrimination.
Good points made by amicus briefs. However, they should refer to Drew Adams as "Mr. Adams," and not "Adams." Courts need to treat living breathing plaintiffs as people, with honorofics like "Mr." rather than last-naming them. Small point, perhaps, but one that raises the consciousness of judges and lawyers when you explain it to them.