The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a court ruling regarding public school policies allowing transgender students to use bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity.
The case was brought by Oregon parents who objected to a trans student being allowed to use the boys’ bathrooms and locker rooms in 2017.
From The Hill:
By declining to hear the case, the justices preserved a federal appeals court’s decision to permit transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms associated with their gender identity instead of their sex assigned at birth.
Parents brought the case against the Dallas School District in Oregon in 2017 after a transgender student was permitted to use the boys’ bathrooms and locker room at the high school.
The parents alleged that the district’s permission for transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms aligned with their gender identity violated the privacy and constitutional rights of other students.
A lower court initially refused to strike down the school district’s policy, prompting the parents to appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the lower court ruling.
🏛️NEW: Scotus denies review in Parents for Privacy v. Barr. The case involved an effort by Oregon parents to challenge public school policies allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. Here’s how the parents framed the issue and stakes👇 pic.twitter.com/m15XdFLLJm
— John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) December 7, 2020
BREAKING: The Supreme Court has refused to take up a challenge to school policies that support transgender students. School districts should continue to allow trans students to use the same restroom as their peers.
Trans and non-binary people belong EVERYWHERE.
— ACLU (@ACLU) December 7, 2020