Lawsuit over Minnesota school’s transgender policy on hold pending Supreme Court case

Dec 25, 2016 by

VIRGINIA, Minn. — A federal judge has suspended a lawsuit filed against the Virginia school district and federal authorities over the district’s policy allowing students to use restroom and locker room facilities that correspond with their gender identity.

The lawsuit has been suspended until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling on a similar case. U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright granted the suspension earlier this month, at the joint request of the plaintiffs and defendants.

Although the Virginia school board agreed to the suspension, the school district “continues to vehemently deny the allegations in the lawsuit or any wrongdoing,” the district said in a statement on Thursday.

“The district remains committed to its position that its practices adhere to legal requirements and that the facts alleged in the lawsuit are sensationalized and inaccurate,” the statement said.

Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious legal advocacy nonprofit organization representing the plaintiffs — a group in Virginia called Privacy Matters — did not return a request for comment Thursday.

Source: Lawsuit over Minnesota school’s transgender policy on hold pending Supreme Court case – Twin Cities

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