by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/30/17, 03:49 pm
A Wisconsin high school girl who identifies as a boy should be allowed to use the boy’s restroom, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. Ashton Whitaker, a 17-year-old senior, won permission to use the boy’s restroom in September when a district court judge overruled objections from the Kenosha Unified School District. The appeals court upheld that ruling, dismissing the school district’s claims of harm to other students. The 7th Circuit declared other students’ concerns “hypothetical,” in contrast to the real harm Whitaker suffered.