Lambda Legal Takes Trans Youth Rights Battle to Appeals Court

"Lambda Legal has argued for a U.S. court of appeals to side with trans youth.

The civil rights organization appeared in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit this morning. Lawyers argued that the court should affirm that a school district near Jacksonville, Fla., must allow transgender students to use a restroom consistent with their gender identity. The case stems from the treatment of Drew Adams. A U.S. district court in Florida ruled last year the St. Johns County School Board had discriminated against Adams by not allowing him to use the boys’ restroom. At the time, a judge said the school district violated Adams’s right to equal protection of the laws under the Fourteenth Amendment and violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law banning sex discrimination in education."


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