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Supreme Court May Decide Issue of Transgender Bathroom Usage in Schools

September 9th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Supreme Court could decide in its next term what bathrooms transgender students can use in schools. At least five cases related to the joint guidance the Education Department and the Department of Justice released in May on bathroom use are making their way through the courts, with one case out of Virginia already before the high court. With legal battles raging, it appears increasingly likely that the justices will have to decide whether state and local schools boards can require students to use bathrooms that match their gender at birth. The guidance from the Obama administration directs all public school districts to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity. Schools that refuse risk losing federal funding. Needless to say the initial directive, and subsequent legal challenges have left school systems across the country somewhat in limbo. Allegany County Superintendent of Schools Dr David Cox discussed the dilemma when he appeared recently on WCBC’s  “Dave Norman Show”…

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