For years, Juliet Evancho, Elissa Ridenour, A.S. and other transgender students at Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh, used restrooms that matched their gender identity.
What disasters did this commonsense, inclusive practice cause? Absolutely none, of course.
Nonetheless, last month, the school board caved in to pressure from bullying anti-LGBT groups and opponents of the school district’s inclusive practice, and implemented a new discriminatory policy that singles out transgender students.
That’s not just wrong. It’s illegal. And today, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit against the school district to put a stop to their new policy.