So this kid still has a dick but is now using a girl's bathroom? Priceless..
Yeah they've been allowed to do since elementary school. In fact the article states the child was apparently self aware enough to decide that he was a "she" at the early age of two.
The school system went along with it until the transgender student was in 5th grade and another student's grandfather complained about the whole situation (i.e. the transgender "girl" (physical boy) with a penis being allowed to use the girl facilities). The grandfather actually encouraged his grandson to also use the girls bathroom which for good reason the school did not allow (and was kind of a dick move on the grandfather's point)
At that point the school system said the transgender student would have to use the staff facilities. The transgender's family then sued the school district for "discriminating" against their child.
Initially the court decided in the interest of the school but that was overturned this week by a supreme court vote of 5-1. I wonder how much time and money was spent on this case in the last 4 years or so.... millions for special interests is always a good investment...
If someone wants to be or feels they are transgender then I say we support them (I don't think you encourage it at two years old though) and any instance where the kid is harassed or teased should be dealt with on a case by case basis and by all accounts the school system did an absolutely excellent job with that from the pictures that are painted by the newspaper
As far as I'm concerned though it's not violation the students rights by asking them to use a separate but equal bathroom... especially if other students had concerns.
It's only going to get worse.... I remember Denny's (the restaurant) losing a legal case because they would not let a man (customer) use the women's restroom. Apparently this "man" who was dressed in man's clothing, and had a penis, had been seeing a doctor for gender identity issues and it was determined, in court, that Denny's could not legally prevent the man from using the bathroom of the sex they identified as.