Judge hears arguments in transgender student discrimination case

4:58 PM, Sep 19, 2012   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- A judge heard oral arguments Wednesday in a discrimination case filed against the Orono School Department by the parents of a transgender student.

Attorneys for the former Asa Adams Student claim that the student was discriminated against because the district denied allowing the student to use the girl's bathroom. The student was biologically male but identified as female.

The School allowed the student to use a unisex staff bathroom instead.

The judge heard oral arguments for both sides Wednesday seeking summary judgment, meaning they would like the judge to rule without going through a lengthy trial.

The judge took the matter under advisement but said he would issue a ruling in a timely manner.

If the case does go to trial, it would likely be scheduled in November or December.


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