Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Two Federal Courts Rule Trans Students Are Protected Under Title IX
It's also another clear example of pointing out who you elect as president matters because the POTUS selects the people who sit on the federal bench.
Increasing numbers of victorious court cases have found that transgender students are protected from discrimination under Title IX, including being forced into separate bathrooms.
Both cases involve trans students and bathroom access and these students trying for years to get the school districts to do the right human rights thing before turning to the court system. .
ordered that the Highland Local School District allow an 11 year old transfeminine student known as Jane Doe to use the girls restroom just like any other girls at her elementary school.
Judge Marbley found in a 45 page opinion that denying Jane Doe use of the restroom consistent with her gender identity violates Title IX.
The school district, which covers parts of Delaware, Knox and Monroe counties,filed the suit in June opposition to the DOE/GOJ Dear Colleague letter and lost. The attorney for the district have of course, appealed the ruling.to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Sixth Circuit is considered the most conservative leaning in the country, and this ruling holding up in it would be huge.
ordered the Kenosha Unified School District to immediately allow 17 year old student Ash Whitaker to be allowed to use the bathroom just like any other boys in his school.
Pepper found that KUSD had violated Title IX denying Ash the ability to use facilities consistent with his gender identity would cause him irreparable harm. She recognized the emotional, physical and emotional harm that the discriminatory KUSD policy had inflicted on him.