ICYMI: NACAC Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Support Transgender Students

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NACAC issued a statement this week in support of the US Supreme Court’s decision not to hear arguments in Doe v. Boyertown Area School District.

The court case centers on a Pennsylvania school district’s policy permitting students to use the restroom of their choice. By declining to hear the case, the Supreme Court let stand a lower court’s ruling that sided with the district’s decision to allow students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity.

“Transgender students face many challenges as they pursue their education; where to use the restroom should not be one of them,” NACAC CEO Joyce Smith said in a press release. “NACAC is committed to fairness and equity in all aspects of education. In our members’ work with students and families during the transition to postsecondary education, it is clear that discriminatory practices can have ripple effects through a student’s educational experience, including to and through higher education.”

Read more about the case and view NACAC’s resources related to LGBTQ students.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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