School District Agrees to Allow ‘Transgender’ Students to Use Restrooms Based on ‘Gender Identity’
A school district in Pennsylvania has agreed to allow students who identify as the opposite sex to use the restroom that corresponds with their “gender identity.”
“[T]he parties to this litigation desire to settle the issues raised by Plaintiffs’ complaint and subsequent proceedings without the necessity of further litigation,” the consent judgment signed by U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak outlines. “[T]he parties have reached a settlement agreement and consent to entry of the … final and binding consent judgment as dispositive of all issues raised…”
Lamba Legal announced its settlement with the Pine-Richland School District on Tuesday, which less than a year ago had asked the court to dismiss the case in arguing that the organization’s reliance on the Obama administration’s interpretation of federal law was flawed and “contravenes congressional intent as related to Title IX.”
The district has since decided to discontinue the fight to defend its resolution, passed in September, which declared that students must either use the restroom that corresponds with their biological birth sex or the unisex school facilities.
The agreed-upon judgment subsequently reads, “Defendants, their officers, employees, and agents … and all other persons within the scope of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65, are enjoined from enforcing Resolution 2 or any policy, practice, or custom of the Pine-Richland School District and/or Pine-Richland High School that denies transgender students the access and use of restrooms that match a student’s consistently and uniformly asserted gender identity…” Continue Reading