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Supreme Court Won’t Hear a Berks County’s School Districts Transgender Bathroom Policy

Supreme Court Won’t Hear a Berks County’s School Districts Transgender Bathroom Policy

Boyertown, PA School District will keep the policy in place.

The Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to hear a case challenging Pennsylvania school district’s bathroom policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms of their choice.

Map to show relation of Boyertown, PA to Reading PA, It's to the East, North of Pottstown.

The group, Alliance Defending Freedom, represented a group of students in the case, Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, alleging that the district policy violates student privacy.

The Supreme Court’s decision leaves standing the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals unanimous ruling last year that the Pennsylvania school district can continue allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity.

Aidan DeStefano, a student at Boyertown Area Senior High who is transgender, Who is being represented by the ACLU and the Pennsylvania Youth Congress, a coalition of LGBTQ youth leaders and youth organizations.

The school district, responding in January, argued no students are required to share a restroom or locker room with transgender students and the school district has a “compelling interest” in protecting transgender students.

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