Landmark Transgender Rights Case Sent Back to Lower Court; NCTE Responds
Statement from Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality:
It is regrettable that the issue of equality for transgender Americans will not be heard by the highest court of the land. We are, however, confident that the Court of Appeals will again conclude—as most courts have—that gender discrimination laws like Title IX protect transgender students and forbid schools from singling them out.
It’s understandable that many Americans who are still not familiar with their transgender neighbors have questions. But there is simply no reason for Gavin, or the hundreds of thousands of students like him, to be forced to make a ‘walk of shame’ to a separate facility every single day.
We expect and urge all schools to meet their moral and legal responsibility to fully respect and include their transgender students, as thousands of schools around the country have already been doing for years.