District Court Issues Injunction Against Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

Affiliate: ACLU of Tennessee
August 22, 2016 12:45 pm

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NASHVILLE – A U.S. District Court judge today issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s guidance to public school districts regarding their legal responsibility to allow transgender students to use the same restrooms as other students. The ruling came in the multi-state lawsuit, Texas v. United States. Tennessee is a plaintiff in this lawsuit.

The following can be attributed to Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the ACLU of Tennessee:

“We are very troubled by the court’s misguided decision, which targets vulnerable young people across our state who simply seek to live their lives free from discrimination when they go to school or to the restroom. However, this ruling does not change the fact that transgender students still have the right to go to school without being singled out for differential treatment or discrimination. Tennessee school districts are not only permitted, but required, to treat transgender students fairly. We will continue to fight for the fair treatment of all students in Tennessee.”

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