McCrory signs on to brief in transgender bathroom suit
Gov. Pat McCrory has joined a handful of other states and one other governor in support of a Virginia school district facing a lawsuit over the use of bathrooms by a transgender high school student.Posted — Updated
“This attempt to centralize gender identity policies in schools at the federal level is another example of Washington encroaching on the local decision-making of the teachers and parents who know their students best,” McCrory said in a statement Tuesday. “The privacy and well-being of our students is paramount. Our local school districts and parents are best equipped to make decisions based on their own unique student populations."
The ACLU of North Carolina called the move a "misguided political attack," saying the school district's bathroom policy segregates transgender students from their classmates.
"It’s shameful that Gov. McCrory has gone out of his way to launch a mean-spirited political attack on such vulnerable students," ACLU-NC's acting Executive Director Sarah Preston said in a statement last week. "Students who are transgender should be treated with respect and compassion – not discriminated against because of who they are."
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