Education

Local voters in Illinois

The Palatine Township High School District 211 board adopted a policy allowing transgender students to use locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify. Angry parents said that the board members who supported that policy would have to pay.

Three anti-transgender candidates were fielded to challenge incumbents. The local election was yesterday.

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This week in the courts

On Monday Judge Mark R Hornak of the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled that three transgender students had a "reasonable likelihood" of success in their argument that the Pine-Richland School District's decision last fall to require them to use bathrooms consistence with the sex on their birth certificates was unconstitutional, and hence granted them a preliminary injunction against that policy.

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Opposition from on high

Yahoo, Apple, Microsoft. More.

Criticism of Trump's anti-transgender maneuver has been swift and vocal.

It's destined to fall on deaf ears, however.

It's ultimately going to come down to the business community to stop it because it's so bad for business.

--Christopher Gergen, Forward Impact

The action taken by the administration is troubling and goes against all that we believe in.

--Yahoo

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Dripping Springs, TX: Parents stand behind targetted child

Interesting thing happened at the Dripping Springs ISD board meeting on Monday. A petition with 529 signatures was submitted to the school board in support of a transgender 3rd grader who attends Walnut Springs Elementary School.

The 9-year-old student was born a boy but identifies as a girl. Walnut Springs Elementary is now allowing her to use the girl's bathroom.

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