Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Male Driver's License Isn't Enough to Let Trans Teen Run for Homecoming King

A driver's license doesn't count as legal proof of gender in Johnstown, Pa., according to a school board in the community about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh. 
That's essentially what Richland School District board members told Kasey Caron at a meeting last night, where the transgender senior at Richland High School fought to appeal the school's decision to list him on the female ballot rather than with fellow male classmates in the running for Richland's homecoming court. 
Flanked by more than 100 supporters wearing blue to demonstrate their solidarity, Caron laid out his case before the school board on Monday night. Caron cited Pennsylvania's Fair Opportunities Education Act in his defense, which prohibits stereotyping based upon gender in public institutions.

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