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May 31, 2016

Court Denies Appeal in Groundbreaking Case on Transgender Students

The federal appeals court refused to rehear a three-judge panel's decision ruling that found that the U.S. Department of Education's insistence that Title IX applies to transgender students is a valid interpretation of the civil rights law.

May 20, 2016

Okla. Lawmakers Propose Impeachment, Bill in Response to Transgender Guidance

Republicans in Oklahoma's legislature proposed a bill that would protect students' rights to use restrooms apart from their transgender peers as a religious liberty issue, and they called for President Obama's impeachment over new federal guidance that schools should not limit transgender students' access to restrooms and locker rooms.

May 13, 2016

Texas Lt. Gov. Urges Districts to Disobey Feds on Transgender Student Rights

Texas is willing to forgo $10 billion in federal education funds as a result of refusing to comply with new federal guidance, which says schools must allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity.

May 12, 2016

Obama Admin. to Schools: No Restrictions on Transgender Restroom Access

In a letter to the nation's school districts, the federal civil rights officials will tell public school leaders that they must allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

May 12, 2016

Fourth Suit Filed Over N.C. Law; Families Say 'Bathroom Bill' Doesn't Violate Title IX

North Carolina students and parents argue in a federal lawsuit that the state's new law, which includes restrictions on which restrooms transgender students can use, does not violate federal civil rights laws. It's the third suit filed over the measure this week.

May 10, 2016

N.C. Republicans to Ed. Dept.: Don't Cut School Funding Over 'Bathroom Bill'

After federal and state officials filed dueling lawsuits over transgender student and employee restroom access, North Carolina Republicans are seeking assurances the state won't lose federal education funds over the dispute.

May 09, 2016

N.C. Governor, Justice Dept. Sue Each Other Over Transgender Restroom Access

Federal officials had warned North Carolina leaders that a new state law violates federal employment laws and Title IX by restricting which restrooms transgender students and employees can use. Gov. Pat McCrory sued over the assertion.

May 04, 2016

Transgender Students: Feds Say N.C. Law Violates Title IX; Families Sue in Illinois

The U.S. Department of Justice says North Carolina will risk losing federal school funding if it implements a new law that restricts transgender students' restroom access. Meanwhile, Illinois families sued the Obama administration over its position on the issue.

May 03, 2016

Crowd Sings 'Jesus Loves Me' to Stop Discussion of Transgender Students

The Horry County, S.C., district reversed its policy on transgender restroom access after a student who was suspended for using the boys' restroom threatened to sue.

April 19, 2016

Court Sides With Transgender Student, Ed. Dept. Over School Restroom Access

In a decision that could have far-reaching implications for schools around the country, a federal appeals court has sided with a transgender student who sued his school after it prohibited him from using the boys' restroom because he was born a girl.

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