Discrimination of transgender students is an area of the law that is rapidly developing. Unfortunately for schools trying to find guidance in the law, there are conflicts regarding how schools are to work with their transgender students when it comes to access to gender specific spaces, including bathrooms and locker rooms. There is currently a disagreement among federal agencies, the courts, and the legislature regarding the protection gender identity should receive in the law. The difference of opinion among the various branches of the government equates to problems for schools that are trying to navigate this area of the law. This article details the current conflicts and how some school districts are responding. The article concludes with a recommendation that action must be taken in order for this area of the law to become more clear for schools and in particular transgender students.
A Problem of Competing Interests: A Detailed Look at Transgender Children in Schools,
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