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Student sues Pennsylvania school over transgender policy

Mar 21, 2017 by

A Pennsylvania high school student on Tuesday sued his school district, saying its transgender-friendly policy constitutes sexual harassment and a violation of privacy.

The action, filed Tuesday with the Eastern District of Pennsylvania federal court, comes a few weeks after the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era regulations that had instructed schools to allow students to use bathrooms and locker rooms in line with their expressed gender identity as opposed to their sex assigned at birth.

In October, the plaintiff, a high-school junior identified as Joel Doe, was changing into gym clothes in the boys’ locker room before the mandatory PE class when he saw a student, wearing shorts and a bra, according to the lawsuit.

The second student had recently begun transitioning from female to male, said Kellie Fiedorek of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative group representing the student who brought the suit.

‘Joel Doe experienced immediate confusion, embarrassment, humiliation, and loss of dignity upon finding himself in this circumstance,’ the lawsuit says. After complaining to the school administration, Joel Doe was told that he had to ‘tolerate’ the situation and make it as ‘natural’ as possible.

Source: Student sues Pennsylvania school over transgender policy | Daily Mail Online

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