WASHINGTON (Pennsylvania Capital Star) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal in a case surrounding a Pennsylvania school district’s policy on bathroom access for transgender students.
The high court’s move to sidestep the case … keeps in place a lower court’s decision upholding the school district’s policy, which allows some transgender students to use locker rooms and restrooms based on their gender identity rather than sex assigned at birth.
The legal dispute began when students of the Boyertown Area School District complained that their privacy was violated when transgender students were allowed to use locker rooms that aligned with their gender identities.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit last July upheld the district’s policy, ruling that “the presence of transgender students in the locker and restrooms is no more offensive to constitutional or Pennsylvania law privacy interests than the presence of the other students who are not transgender.”
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