Thursday, January 30, 2014

From MetroWeekly - Maine Supreme Court rules transgender student cannot be denied bathroom access

Some good news out of Maine today.
"Based upon its determination that Susan is a girl, and in keeping with the information provided to the school by Susan's family, her therapists, and experts in the field of transgender children, the school determined that Susan should use the girls' bathroom. In so doing, the school provided her with the same access to public facilities that it provided other girls... [The school's] later decision to ban Susan from the girls' bathroom, based not on a determination that there had been some change in Susan’s status but on others’ complaints about the school’s well-considered decision, constituted discrimination based on Susan’s sexual orientation...She was treated differently from other students solely because of her status as a transgender girl."  
Read the article: Maine Supreme Court rules transgender student cannot be denied bathroom access

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