The Associated Press reports:
The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up an appeal from parents in Oregon who want to prevent transgender students from using locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify, rather than their sex assigned at birth.
The case came from a school district near Salem, Oregon’s capital city. The federal appeals court in San Francisco had upheld a Dallas, Oregon, school district policy that allows transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity.
A lower court refused to block the policy and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that ruling, writing that the school district did not violate students’ constitutional rights or a law that protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs.
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BREAKING: The Supreme Court has refused to take up a challenge to school policies that support transgender students. School districts should continue to allow trans students to use the same restroom as their peers.
Trans and non-binary people belong EVERYWHERE.
— ACLU (@ACLU) December 7, 2020
NEW: Supreme Court refuses to question school district policies that let transgender students use bathrooms aligned with their gender identity. Court, without comment, rejects appeal from Oregon parents who said privacy rights other students are being violated.
— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) December 7, 2020
🏛️NEW: Scotus denies review in Parents for Privacy v. Barr. The case involved an effort by Oregon parents to challenge public school policies allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. Here’s how the parents framed the issue and stakes👇 pic.twitter.com/m15XdFLLJm
— John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) December 7, 2020