Feds Warn School To Allow Transgender Boy To Dress With Girls

An Illinois school district faces the loss of Title IX funding for refusing to let a boy who identifies and dresses as a girl into the female locker room to change. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights sent a letter to Township High School District 211 officials in Palatine, Illinois, warning them they cannot deny the transgender student access to the girls’ changing and showering rooms, according to Title IX rules that ban sex discrimination, the Daily Beast reported. The school had been requiring the transgender student use a private changing and showering facility, created by a curtain in the female dressing room, the New York Times reported. Now the school has 30 days to rectify the matter, or face sanctions. Among the punishments that could befall include the withdrawal of all or some of the school’s Title IX funding.

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