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Kenosha Unified School District appeals judge’s decision allowing transgender boy to use boy’s restroom

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Ash Whitaker

KENOSHA — Officials with the Kenosha Unified School District have officially file an appeal after a judge ruled a transgender boy can use the boy’s restrooms at Tremper High School.

The judge decided that until the issue is decided permanently, Whitaker can use the boy’s restroom at Kenosha Tremper High School.

FOX6 News first shared Whitaker’s story in 2015, when he was fighting for the ability to run for prom king. Because Whitaker is transgender, school district officials objected.

While Whitaker was eventually allowed to run for prom king, school district officials didn’t want him to use the boy’s restrooms, and provided him a private bathroom. Whitaker objected, and won an injunction, allowing him to choose.

Ash Whitaker

Ash Whitaker

Kenosha Tremper High School

Kenosha Tremper High School

Rock Pledl

Rock Pledl

“Everybody on the legal team and Ash and his family are just so pleased about this. Judge Pepper’s decision is just well reasoned. We expect it to be upheld at any level it goes to,” Rock Pledl, Whitaker’s attorney said.

The lawsuit Whitaker filed, asking that he be allowed to use the restroom of the gender he identifies with is one of numerous cases across the country.

Pledl expects one of the cases may make it to the Supreme Court, and the issue will be decided nationwide.

Officials with the Kenosha Unified School District said they are disappointed with the court’s decision to grant an injunction. They have now appealed.

Restroom

Ash Whitaker

Ash Whitaker

5 comments

  • Opinion8d

    Good of the School District for not backing down. She needs to use the girls restroom and the left judge shouldn’t be legislating from the bench. There is no reason/precedent that she should be able to use a restroom simply because she ‘feels’ that way! Especially given the impact to everyone else. She needs mental help (as does her mother)

  • Z

    Is there a mentally ill bathroom she could use? Because THAT is what SHE is.

    Seriously, whats next? Trans-species? Tell everyone that you identify as a dog, and then frivolouly sue anyone and everyone when you are told you can’t take a crap on your lawn.

    • confused

      That would never work-iding as a dog. The butt and crotch sniffing wold land you in HR @ work or principals office at school. But think how coll it would be to have someone run in circles and quiver all over ever time you walked into the room!

  • confused

    There is nothing wrong with a private restroom. This will prevent future law suits filed by a shared restroom which will occur by 1) the gender id getting beaten up, teased, photographed by gender-born users 2)accused of sexual assault by the gender born to the gender-id or visa versa 3) teenage body image is awkward enough. Get ready school counselor.

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