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Transgender discrimination

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri appeals court reinstated a $4.7 million jury verdict in favor of a transgender student who was denied the use of the boys' locker room and bathrooms. The student had female genitalia, but never developed breasts and never had a menstrual period. The school district admits that it barred the student from the boys' locker room because he had female genitalia, establishing discrimination on the basis of sex because the student did not match its preconceived notion of what it means to be male. “This is no different than discriminating against a male because he is not tall enough or not muscular enough.”

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