Doe v. Boyertown Area School District

The presence of transgender students in restrooms and locker rooms at Boyertown, Penn. high school does not violate the constitutional, statutory rights of students who are not transgender, says the Third Circuit. Although plaintiffs have fasted and reduced water intake, their difficulties are not comparable to the harm of forcing transgender students to use facilities that do not match their gender identity. Students who are concerned about their privacy can take advantage of the school’s single-occupant facilities for using the restroom, showering, and changing clothes.

Tags: 2018, Privacy, Third Circuit, Title IX

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