TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 19, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee today filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights claiming that Sumner County Schools’ bathroom policy violates the requirements of federal anti-discrimination law and the U.S. Constitution. Sumner County prohibits transgender students from using restrooms that correspond with their gender identity. The ACLU filed the complaint on behalf of a transgender high school freshman and her parents, according to a news release from the organization.