Thursday, March 30, 2017

High Schooler Sues Over School's Transgender Policy

A suit was filed last week in a Pennsylvania federal district court on behalf of a high school student who contends that his privacy rights, as well as his rights under Title IX, were infringed when his high school permitted transgender students to use locker rooms and rest rooms consistent with their gender identity rather than their biological features.  The complaint (full text) in Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, (ED PA, filed 3/21/2017) alleges that when plaintiff found himself sharing a locker room with a partially undressed individual who was anatomically female, he suffered embarrassment, humiliation, degradation and loss of dignity.  ADF issued a press release announcing the filing of the lawsuit.