The U.S. Supreme Court last week declined to hear the appeal of a group of students who object to a Pennsylvania district’s policy of permitting transgender students to use restrooms or locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.
Four students backed by the Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona-based organization that has been involved in numerous similar cases, were appealing one of the most pro-transgender rulings by a federal appeals court to date. The Boyertown, Pa., district policy allows transgender students to use facilities consistent with their gender identity.
A three-judge appeals panel had unanimously rejected the challenge to the district’s pro-transgender policy. The full 3rd Circuit court declined to rehear the case as all members of the court agreed that a preliminary injunction against the district’s policy should be denied.
In the opposing students’ Supreme Court appeal, the alliance said the students felt “embarrassed by the presence of opposite-sex students in the locker room and restrooms.”
A version of this article appeared in the June 05, 2019 edition of Education Week as High Court Declines to Hear Challenge To Pa. District’s Pro-Transgender Policy