US Says Ill. District Violated Transgender Student's Rights
The U.S. Department of Education found the school district violated anti-discrimination laws by imposing restrictions on a transgender student.By Ryan Biek | November 3, 2015
It's being called the firmest stance on transgender rights by the federal government yet.
Monday, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights found Illinois' largest high school district violated anti-discrimination laws by imposing restrictions on a transgender student who identifies as a girl.
Officials say, by forcing the student to change and shower in a private area within the girls' locker room, the school district in Palatine violated Title IX.