Transgender controversy reopens Kentucky discrimination debate

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Louisville high school finds itself embroiled in a debate over gender identity and discrimination after complaints that a transgender student is being allowed to use the girls' bathroom and locker room.

A freshman student at Atherton High School who was born male but identifies as a female received permission from principal Thomas Aberli to use the girls' facilities, prompting complaints from several students and "about a dozen phone calls from concerned parents."

Now, Aberli is taking the issue to the school's site-based council members, who will meet Thursday to discuss adding gender identity to Atherton's nondiscrimination policy.

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