Ruling opens restrooms to transgender student


KENOSHA, Wis. (WTMJ) – A transgender Wisconsin high school senior can now use the restroom of his choice at school. Tuesday a federal judge blocked the Kenosha Unified School District from barring Ash Whitaker from using the boys bathroom.

“We’ve been trying to take one step at a time and this was a good step,” said Melissa Whitaker, Ash’s mother.

Kenosha Unified Schools asked Whitaker not to use the boys bathroom at Tremper High School – one of the reasons he sued the district for discrimination.

Ash was born female. About three years ago, he told his mom he identifies as a male. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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