Student Sues High School Over Transgender-Friendly Policy

He says it's sexual harassment and a violation of his privacy
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 21, 2017 6:29 PM CDT
A new sticker is placed on the door at the ceremonial opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle last year.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

(Newser) – A Pennsylvania high school student is suing his school district, saying its transgender-friendly policy constitutes sexual harassment and a violation of privacy, the AP reports. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday with the Eastern District of Pennsylvania federal court, according to the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative group representing the student.

In October, the plaintiff, identified as Joel Doe, was changing into gym clothes in the boys' locker room when he saw a student, wearing shorts and a bra, who had recently begun transitioning from female to male, said Kellie Fiedorek, legal counsel at ADF. The office of the superintendent of the Boyertown Area School District, which is being sued, declined immediate comment. (Read more transgender stories.)

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