Maine’s top court says transgender student’s rights were violated

Maine’s highest court says a transgender student should have been allowed to use the bathroom of her choice. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday in a case in which lawyers for a fifth-grader argued that her rights were violated when she was required to use a staff bathroom instead of the girls’ restroom. Nicole Maines’s family and the Maine Human Rights Commission sued in 2009. Maines is a biological male who from an early age identified as a girl. School administrators across the country are grappling with such issues.

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