We are disappointed by the Supreme Court’s failure to protect the health of young people with today’s decision in United States Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Inc .
At a time when the current administration seems determined to roll back protections, the Supreme Court has affirmed what young people know to be true, that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is a violation of civil rights.
Advocates calls on mayors in every city to de-escalate and refrain from using police violence to put down those calling for an end to police violence.
Advocates for Youth joins protestors and young people in calling for an end to police and state-sponsored violence. The systems that put Black lives at risk must be dismantled. Young people have the right to lead healthy lives, and that includes living free of the fear of being killed by their own government.