The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education has told a school district in California it must allow a transgender to use lockers, bathrooms and other facilities designated for men.
"The decision came as the result of a resolution agreement between the departments and the Arcadia Unified School District, in response to a complaint filed by the transgender student, who chose to remain anonymous.
In addition to access to these facilities, the landmark decision also mandates that the rising ninth grader, who was assigned female at birth but identifies and presents as male, be allowed to participate in sports teams and other male-exclusive extracurriculars. He “will be treated like other male students while attending school in the district,” the statement reads."
The departments have ordered the school district to change their policies to reflect the stipulations, as well as provide training for school administrators on gender-based discrimination and methods for creating a safe environment for transgender students.