Lawsuit: Students Won’t Use School Bathrooms Due to Transgender Policy

A group of Ohio parents is suing a local school board over a new transgender facilities policy that lets students use the bathroom and locker room of the gender they identify as.

The group of Muslim and Christian parents in Bethel, Ohio, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Nov. 22 against the school board of Bethel Local School District, seeking to block the district’s new policy.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs’ children “hold their urine and avoid using the restroom at school if at all possible” due to the policy. If the children do use the bathroom, it causes them “anxiety and emotional distress,” and they fear they will encounter the opposite sex.

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