- Parents are protesting a Louisville, KY, high school's decision to allow transgendered students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correlate with their identified gender.
- The appeal was filed by an attorney connected to the Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, and will be reviewed by the school board next week.
- The rule had been amended last month after Atherton High School's principal decided to allow a transgendered student who was born male but identifies as female to use the women's restroom.
According to the appeal, the school board's decision is "inconsistent with state and federal law, inconsistent with concerns for safety and inconsistent with concerns for liability." Some of the claims remain uncertain — specifically those surrounding safety and liability. With the growing prominence of LGBT issues, changes such as this are bound to come up and those involved must consider what side of history they want to be a part of, especially as the rest of the nation becomes more tolerant and concerned with equality. It would be interesting to hear what the actual students at the high school thought, not just their parents. It wouldn't be surprising if they were perhaps more OK with the idea themselves.