The court ruled that the Pine-Richlands High School and its district must allow three trans students use a gender-appropriate bathroom.
Judge Mark R Hornak on Monday wrote,
“The Plaintiffs appear to the Court to be young people seeking to do what young people try to do every day-go to school, obtain an education, and interact as equals with their peers. …[T]he Plaintiffs have shown a reasonable likelihood of success on the merits of their claim that the District’s enforcement of Resolution 2 as to their use of common school restrooms does not afford them equal protection of the law as guaranteed to them by the Fourteenth Amendment.”
A student at the school, Elissa Ridenour, said the ruling was a huge victory,
“This is wonderful news and a tremendous relief that we can now use the bathroom without feeling isolated and humiliated. The past months have been incredibly stressful, and this was all so unnecessary. There was no problem before, and we are confident there will be no problem now.”
The ruling applies to Juliet Evancho, whose sister Jackie performed at the Trump inauguration, and a minor student named A.S. Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan says,
“Not-with-standing the Trump Administration’s misguided and cruel actions last week, the court today found that the school’s policy barring transgender students from the restroom that matches who they are violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution…such policies are not only wrong, they are illegal. The rescission of a guidance by the Trump administration cannot change that.”
Teenage reality star Jackie Evancho, who defied a celebrity boycott to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, wants with the President after she complained that he targeted her trans sister’s rights.
(via Pink News)