Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Trans Student

Ash Whitaker
Ash Whitaker
A three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago unanimously upheld a district court’s earlier decision to halt the enforcement of the Kenosha Unified School District’s restroom policy against Ash Whitaker, who first filed a lawsuit against KUSD in July 2016.
“The School District has not demonstrated that it will suffer any harm from having to comply with the district court’s preliminary injunction order,” the ruling stated.
The appeals court found that Whitaker is likely to succeed on his claim that he is protected from sex discrimination under Title IX and that the school district’s anti-trans bathroom policy violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

H/t Chris Geidner - Buzzfeed

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