Supreme Court Refuses Case Challenging Transgender Bathroom Rights

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The US Supreme Court has refused to hear a case challenging a Pennsylvania school district’s policy that allows transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender identity.

A lower court had ruled in favor of the school district, meaning that the Supreme Court left that ruling in place.

The plaintiffs appealing the case to the high court argued that letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice violates their privacy rights and their Title IX protections.

Title IX is a federal law prohibiting sexual discrimination in educational institutions that receive public funding.

More specifically, the plaintiffs claim that forcing teenagers to share a bathroom with a member of the opposite sex could cause embarrassment or undue stress.

In the school district in question, transgender students must first ask for permission to use the different bathroom that comports with their gender identity.

Subsequently, they have conversations with a guidance counselor who can then give them permission to use the new bathroom of their choice.

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