The Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian group, has stopped lobbying the Trump administration to move transgender women to men’s prisons.
Gary McCaleb, a retired ADF attorney said it ended its efforts, awaiting a Supreme Court decision on whether workplace discrimination laws should include LGBT protections, according to Dallas News.
“There are few people more vulnerable in society today than a transgender prisoner,” National Center for Transgender Equality spokesperson Gillian Branstetter said. “A transgender person in prison has 10 times the likelihood of being sexually assaulted by another inmate; they have five times the likelihood of being sexually assaulted by a guard.”
The Supreme Court is expected to decide on the workplace discrimination next year. Then, ADF will decide whether to continue the fight.