Chicago area school district allows transgender students unrestricted access to locker rooms

by Jordyn Pair · Nov 23rd, 2019 10:11 am

Last Updated Nov 30th, 2019 at 10:11 am

A school district in Chicago voted earlier this week to allow transgender students complete access to locker rooms, overturning an earlier rule that transgender students must use privacy stalls in locker rooms.

The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 voted in favor of unrestricted access 5-2. The rule will go into effect at the start of the next school semester.

The ruling was made after a transgender 2018 graduate of the high school brought a lawsuit against the school for discrimination.

A group of local parents expressed concern over the ruling.

"Nobody has the right to trample the rights of others. The indignity our school district is forcing on students is egregious," said the group

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