EASTON, Md. – A Maryland county board of education has settled a lawsuit with a transgender teenager who tried to block the use of certain locker rooms.
The Daily record of Baltimore reports that 16-year-old Max Brennan filed the lawsuit when his high school prohibited him from using the boys’ facilities. A release of a member of the lawsuit says Talbot County defendants to pay $20 in damages. Brennan also have permanent access to the boys of the facilities.
U. S. District Judge George L. Russell III ruled in the case in March of that transgender students may not be excluded from the use of facilities that match their gender identity. The newspaper says Russell is the first jurisdiction in Maryland to issue such a ruling. Maryland is the American Civil Liberties Union and the FreeState Justice, Inc., a social justice organization, brought the lawsuit.
Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, http://www.thedailyrecord.com