Another skirmish in the Republican war on trans students…
TLDEF Denounces Wisconsin Bill Targeting Transgender Students For Discrimination
Posted by Melanie Nathan, October 07, 2015.
Steve Nass vs Transgender Students?
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund denounces proposed legislation in Wisconsin that would ban transgender students from using restrooms and locker rooms that match who they are as boys and girls. The bill, proposed by Republican lawmakers Sen. Steve Nass and Rep. Jesse Kremer, would allow parents to file complaints with school districts if they believe their child’s privacy has been violated by a transgender student’s bathroom use. Additionally, parents could sue school districts for monetary and other damages if they feel the district has not addressed their concerns. Reports indicate that the bill would also require Wisconsin’s Department of Justice to defend school districts from any claims that these restrictions on the rights of transgender students are discriminatory.
Statement from TLDEF Executive Director Michael Silverman:
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