North Carolina's new law, which bans local LGBT anti-discrimination ordinances and restricts restroom use by transgender students in public schools, violates Title IX and the U.S. Constitution, a group of civil rights organizations argued in a federal lawsuit.
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Those restrictions are a part of a larger bill that was passed and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory in a one-day special session Wednesday, making North Carolina the first to pass state-level restrictions on restrooms and locker rooms transgender students use in public schools.
March 01, 2016
The bill would have required transgender students to use school facilities that match their biological sex at birth, even if it differed from their gender identity.
February 24, 2016
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has until March 1 to decide if he will sign the bill, which would create the first state-level restrictions on which restrooms and locker rooms transgender students use at school. Celebrities like Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have urged him to veto it.
February 16, 2016
If Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs the bill, South Dakota will be the first to create state-level restrictions on how schools treat transgender students, which could put its schools at odds with the U.S. Department of Education's interpretation of civil rights laws.
February 10, 2016
The bill could make the state the first to create state-level restrictions on how schools treat transgender students and put it at odds with the U.S. Department of Education's interpretation of civil rights laws.
February 03, 2016
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January 20, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education has responded to calls from civil rights groups to publish the names of colleges and universities seeking religious exemptions from Title IX.
December 03, 2015
The Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Ill., was the first ever to be found in violation of federal civil rights laws over the treatment of a transgender student.