Duval Parent Drops Suit Over School District's Transgender Bathroom Policy

Nov 4, 2016

The federal guidance letter said schools must respect students' identified gender when it comes to using bathrooms and locker rooms, among other things.
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A federal lawsuit filed in Duval County to challenge transgender students’ use of their preferred bathrooms has been dropped, court documents show. 

Duval parent Wryshona Isaac filed the case in June after the district received a federal guidance letter saying transgender students should be allowed to use the bathroom matching their gender identity. Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said at the time that was already the district’s policy.

In her suit, Issac alleged her four children’s privacy rights were being violated by allowing what she called “the opposite sex” to view their unclothed bodies.

The district requested the case to be dismissed, saying she had no standing because there was no specific allegation of harm.

She was represented in the case by former state attorney candidate Wes White.

Isaac withdrew it voluntarily this Wednesday, and both she and the Duval County School District agreed to pay their own attorneys’ fees.   

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