Civil rights lawyers in Philadelphia have just filed a first of its kind lawsuit in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The student claims he was standing in his underwear about to put his gym clothes on when he noticed a transgender student in the locker room who was undressing.
That student was a girl at birth based on external anatomy, but identifies as a boy.
The group said “Joel Doe” brought a complaint to school officials and was told he needs to “tolerate” the decision.
“Our laws and customs have long recognized that we shouldn’t have to undress in front of persons of the opposite sex,” ADF Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek said in a statement. “But now some schools are forcing our children into giving up their privacy rights even though, in this case, Pennsylvania law requires schools to have separate facilities on the basis of sex.”
Lawyers who filed the lawsuit in Philadelphia federal court say their goal is to get the Boyertown Area Senior School District to “reverse their policy of opening the boys’ locker room to biological females who identify as male”.
The Boyertown Area School District refused to comment on its locker room policy.