Courts rule in favor of transgender students, citing Supreme Court’s LGBTQ discrimination ruling

Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion of a 2020 decision protecting LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination that the landmark ruling does not apply to school policies on transgender youths’ use of bathrooms and locker rooms. Nonetheless, lower courts have ruled in favor of transgender students by striking down school restrictions on restrooms and locker rooms and upholding policies that support students’ sexual identities.


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