Jackie Evancho's transgender sister wins first step in school bathroom lawsuit
The ruling is significant after the Trump administration recently rescinded guidance instructing schools that they must allow transgender kids to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity and litigation filed by transgender student Gavin Grimm, who is suing to use the boys' room in his school in Gloucester County, Va.
Newly appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos called the Obama-era policies an "overreach" of federal power.
"The Departments treat a student's gender identity as the student's sex for purposes of Title IX and its implementing regulations".
Disputing the characterization as a states' issue, the Education Law Center, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization, issued a statement terming the action "a disappointing step backward and a cruel refusal to recognize the rights of all students to equal education opportunities and dignity in school".
The lawsuit argued that restroom policy sent a message that transgender students in the school district were not receiving the same privacy, respect, and protections as other students.
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And Coons said "this is not a states' rights issue - it is a civil rights issue that affects students in every state across the country." . She later consented. That directive was improperly and arbitrarily devised, "without due regard for the primary role of the states and local school districts in establishing educational policy". "It was important, we believe, to protect certain rights of transgender students".
At a time of great legal confusion for transgender students, there's one piece of good news out of Pennsylvania, where a federal judge issued a ruling on Monday protecting trans students at a small district outside Pittsburgh.
The court found, instead, that the Constitution's equal protection guarantee provided relief for the students - and that they are likely to succeed on those claims.
"We have no intention of rewriting that policy", Wheeler said.
"Like 'sex, ' as to these Plaintiffs, gender identity is neither transitory nor temporary", Hornak writes.
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"In Pennsylvania it's a local decision", she said.
Jackie Evancho, left, and her sister Juliet have spoken out in favor of transgender rights. We condemn the current administration's move to draw students in the public education system into a political dogfight over transgender rights.
Slesaransky-Poe, whose doctorate is in special education, said her focus goes "beyond students with disabilities to education encompassing race, gender, gender ID, sexual orientation and others silenced or marginalized in schools in general". This "Dear Colleague" memo to staff was addressed to school districts and colleges that receive federal funding.
On Sept. 12, 2016, a new policy was passed by the school board ordering students to use the bathroom that correlates with the sex on their birth certificate or a separate uni-sex bathroom.
The judge agreed with the plaintiffs' attorneys claims that the policy could be causing harm to the affected students.
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"When working with individual students who are discovering who they are or students who are experiencing challenges, we work with them and their families to ensure a supportive environment", Alioto said.
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Donald Trump Names HR McMaster As National Security Advisor
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Samsung: We're Not Re-Releasing the Galaxy Note 7… in India
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