Brown v. Godinez (USA)

Floyd Brown is a Man who identifies as a Woman serving a prison sentence for, among other things, aggravated battery. He sued the prison in which he is incarcerated and requested a temporary restraining order (“TRO”). The court rejected his TRO. First, the court noted that although Brown may not be receiving an increased dose of female hormone medication, such practice will not cause irreparable harm. Second, the court noted that Brown failed to demonstrate that the lack or delay in receiving transgender specific therapy sessions will cause irreparable harm. The court specifically noted that the lack of transgender specific therapy sessions does not appear to be an Eighth Amendment violation. Third, the court found that the lack of a bra for Brown does not cause him irreparable harm.

Brown v. Godinez Report

Brown v. Godinez