School settles transgender restroom suit
PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania school district paid three transgender graduates $20,000 each to settle their lawsuit challenging its restroom policy.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette obtained the financial information Tuesday from the Pine-Richland School District under the state’s right-to-know law. The plaintiffs’ attorneys received $75,000.
Last week, the district agreed to let students use restrooms corresponding to their “consistently and uniformly asserted gender identity” in settling the suit by the three students.
Two students born anatomically male who now identify as female and one born anatomically female who identifies as male sued in October to overturn interim rules that required students to use restrooms corresponding to their anatomical sex.
Charlotte Burns (left), 6, and her sister Emmelene, 2, play in a tub of bubble-bath balls Tuesday while visiting the Children’s Museum & Science Center at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount, N.C.