Federal judge denies injunction in District 211 transgender lawsuit

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A judge has denied a transgender student’s request unrestricted access to the girls’ locker room in Palatine High School. | File photo

A federal judge has denied a residents group’s request for a court order blocking a transgender student’s limited use of a girls locker room at Fremd High School in Palatine.

Although the student, identified as “Student A” in court documents, has since graduated Fremd, her representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois praised Judge Jorge Alonso’s decision, the Daily Herald reports.

“Throughout this litigation, one thing remains clear. The groups who filed this case remain unable to demonstrate any harm to their clients from sharing restrooms and locker rooms with students who they perceive as different,” said John Knight, director of the ACLU of Illinois’ LGBTQ Project. “The plaintiffs’ fearmongering and persistent refusal to respect the core gender of these students cannot change the simple fact that there is no legal justification for requiring District 211 to separate and stigmatize transgender students because of who they are.”

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