Federal Officials Protect Transgender Student Against Discrimination

Federal Officials Protect Transgender Student Against Discrimination.

Under the settlement agreement announced Wednesday, the Arcadia Unified School District in California will make several system-wide changes to address anti-transgender discrimination, but officials also will change the way they treat the transgender male student who brought the complaint — steps aimed at “treat[ing] the student like all other male students” in the district.

In announcing the agreement, the Justice Department said that the settlement includes a requirement that the district will amend its policies “to reflect that gender-based discrimination, including discrimination based on a student’s gender identity, transgender status, and nonconformity with gender stereotypes, is a form of discrimination based on sex.”