Supreme Court Rejects Appeal On School Bathroom Policies For Transgenders

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OAN’s Abril Elfi
12:30 PM – Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) recently denied an appeal from an Indiana public school district, missing the opportunity to weigh in on the controversy surrounding “restrooms for transgender children.”


On Tuesday, the SCOTUS declined a public school district appeal to keep transgender boys from accessing the boys restrooms at school. In a brief ruling, the justices turned down a request to hear the case from a school district in central Indiana. 

The case involves a transgender boy, now a teenager, named “A.C.” in court records, who was forbidden from using the boys restroom at a previous middle school.

The Movement Advancement Project, a nonprofit organization that keeps track of LGBTQ legislation, states that at least “nine states have passed laws or policies prohibiting transgender persons from using facilities in K–12 schools that correspond to their gender identity.”

Democrats also blocked attempts by Indiana lawmakers to pass comparable legislation during the previous two legislative sessions.

For the 7th Circuit, Judge Diane Wood wrote that the high court’s involvement seems inevitable.

“Litigation over transgender rights is occurring all over the country, and we assume that at some point the Supreme Court will step in with more guidance than it has furnished so far,” Wood wrote.

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