ACLU of Tenn.: Transgender students have legal right to restroom access

NASHVILLE — The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee sent a letter Thursday to every school district in the state regarding restroom access for transgender students, according to an ACLU release.

ACLU TennesseeIn the letter, the ACLU references a recent letter from the Alliance Defending Freedom asserting that school districts were not legally required to allow transgender students access to restrooms that correspond to the gender with which they identify.

“Allowing transgender students to access restrooms and other sex-segregated facilities is not only in the best interest of the students, is also is required by federal anti-discrimination law,” the ACLU letter reads.

The letter describes a transgender person as someone whose assigned sex at birth is different from whom they know they are on the inside.

You can read to full three-page letter here.

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