Human Rights Commission takes up transgender rights – Sarah Delage, Multimedia Journalist

Augusta, Maine (News Center) — The Maine Human Rights Commission is once again looking at the issue of transgender students’ rights in schools.

The issue first came to light in Orono in June of last year, when a biologically male student who identifies as a female was denied access to the girls’ bathroom. The ommission ruled that the student was discriminated against under the Maine Human Rights Act. Now the Commission has drafted guidance to help educators deal with the issue in the future.