In a landmark case Maine Supreme Court rules that trans-students must be fully integrated in to the schools including using the bathroom of their gender identity.
Breakthrough Ruling in Favor of Transgender StudentThis will have far reach impact on Connecticut because our law is very similar to Maine's
January 30, 2014
Transgender Students Must Have Full Access to School Facilities, Says Maine High Court
Today, Maine’s highest court ruled that denying a transgender girl the use of the girls’ restroom at her school violated her rights under Maine’s Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against transgender people. The decision in GLAD’s lawsuit Doe v. Clenchy marks the first time a state court has ruled that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms that match who they are.
The ruling stated in part, “[The school] agreed with Susan’s family and counselors that, for this purpose (as for virtually all others), Susan is a girl. Based upon its determination that Susan is a girl, and in keeping with the information provided to the school by Susan’s family, her therapists, and experts in the field of transgender children, the school determined that Susan should use the girls’ bathroom.”