Federal courts address transgender bathroom policies in schools

A federal judge has temporarily halted a school bathroom policy in Wisconsin as lawsuits challenging state laws and policies restricting transgender students’ access to facilities aligned with their gender identity are being fought across the country.

In Wisconsin a school district had a policy requiring a transgender girl to use the boys’ bathroom or a gender-neutral restroom. The district’s decision was challenged in court, and a federal district court judge granted a temporary restraining order against the policy.

In Idaho, LGBTQ+ a lawsuit was filed in federal court to block a state law that mandates separate school restrooms and changing facilities based on birth sex.

Many other school districts have similar policies and legal experts are predicting that at least one of them will be challenged at the Supreme Court level.

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