May 28, 2019

Contact: Shannon Minter – 415-624-6071; Email sminter@nclrights.org

(Washington, DC)  Today, The Supreme Court declined to hear Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, a case that challenged a Pennsylvania school district’s policy that protects transgender students from discrimination in all aspects of their education.

Statement from Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney Asaf Orr:

The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear Boyertown is a major victory for transgender students and their families.  The vast majority of people in this country support equal treatment of all students, including those who are transgender.  The lawsuit challenging Boyertown’s supportive school policies was a political stunt brought by an anti-LGBTQ organization whose agenda is to strip transgender people of basic legal protections.  The lower courts rightly rejected that hateful agenda, and we are relieved that the Supreme Court has allowed their decisions to stand.


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