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Podcast: Privacy, equality, and transgender students

March 30, 2017 by NCC Staff


Do transgender students have the right to access bathrooms consistent with their gender identity rather than their sex assigned at birth?

Earlier this month, in light of a new position taken by the Trump administration, the Supreme Court vacated and remanded – in other words, they sent back to the lower courts – Glouchester County School Board v. G.G., a closely watched case on that very question. The case turns in part on the meaning of Title IX, a 1972 federal civil rights law that bans discrimination “on the basis of sex” in schools.

How should Title IX be interpreted, and what’s next in our national constitutional conversation about transgender rights?

Joining We the People to discuss are two advocates on the front lines of this debate.

Alexandra Brodsky is a fellow at the National Women’s Law Center.

Gary McCaleb is senior counsel and vice president of advocacy research and innovation for the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Brodsky and McCaleb filed briefs for their respective organizations in the Glouchester County case.

Show Notes

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.

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