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School District Shells Out More Than 100K in Transgender Students’ Lawsuit

Three Pittsburgh-based transgender students and their families will receive $60,000 after they sued their school district for rejecting President Obama’s transgender guidelines in 2016.

The students filed suit in federal court against the Pine-Richland School District over its “discriminatory” bathroom policy in the fall of last year, claiming the rule requiring them to use unisex facilities or bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex was an attempt to “erase their identity.”

They will each receive $20,000, plus the school district will pay $75,000 towards attorney’s fees, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Furthermore, the district will change its bathroom policy and include gender identity in its updated nondiscrimination policy.

The three students have since graduated.

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