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How schools treat transgender students as it relates to the use of restrooms and locker rooms has become a hotly debated issue throughout the country.  Recently, the Fourth District Court of Appeals reversed one of the first published federal court rulings on this issue.  In that case, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia had dismissed a transgender student’s claim under Title IX seeking access to the school restroom of his identified gender (male). The court also declined to grant a preliminary injunction while it continued to consider the student’s claim under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, analyzes the Fourth Circuit's decision and what it might mean to advocates on both sides of this issue.   Click here to read more.