Manhattan-Ogden school board approves transgender student guidelines

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) | The Manhattan-Ogden School Board has approved guidelines for transgender students in the school district.

The board voted 6-1 on May 1 to approve the guidelines, after discussing the issue since December.

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Virginia school board asks court to dismiss transgender teen’s suit

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia school board asked a federal judge Sept. 22 to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a transgender teen who sued for the right to use the boys bathroom at his high school.

Gavin Grimm sued the Gloucester County School Board in 2015. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to a lower court last month, asking a judge to decide whether it’s now moot because Grimm graduated in June.

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Supreme Court to rule in transgender case

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys’ bathroom at his high school.

The justices said Oct. 28 they will hear the appeal from the Gloucester County school board sometime next year. The high court’s order means that student Gavin Grimm will not be able to use the boys’ bathroom in the meantime.

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Arkansas school district plans discrimination protections

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Bentonville School District leaders have asked the superintendent to draft an anti-discrimination policy that protects sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and veterans.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the change would emulate the University of Arkansas and area employers. The district already protects employees on the basis of race, religion, gender and other criteria.

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School Board to discuss future of Gay-Straight Alliance in Lake County

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Bayli Silberstein, the openly bisexual eighth grader at Carver Middle School who successfully sued the Lake County School Board to start a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) will move on to high school in the fall.

However, the Lake County School Board still has to hash out the future of clubs for the 2013-2014 school year. The board scheduled a second reading of three policies it approved for elementary, middle and high school students.

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