The East Aurora, IL school board unanimously adopted a policy recently affecting transgender students.
The new policy specifically states that transgendered and gender nonconforming students have the right use the restroom that corresponds to their gender-related identity that is consistently asserted at school. The student has the right to be addressed by the name they want to be called, too.
The new policy does not require a court-ordered name change or gender change and does not require a change to official records.
In most cases, transgendered students should have access to the locker room that corresponds to their gender-related identity, according to the policy.
In no case shall a transgender student be required to use a locker room that conflicts with the student’s gender-related identity.
Student participation in gendered team sports will still be governed by state policy on an individual basis.
Good on them, right?
Not so fast.