Legislators Propose Banning Trans Kids from School Sports
Indiana lawmakers are proposing to ban transgender youth from participating in school sports with their peers. The bill, HB 1041, sends trans youth the message that they're not worthy of the same opportunities as their classmates.
The plaintiff, who was then 7, asserted his right to remain seated and quiet when his first-grade class had to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. He was removed from the class by his teacher and taken to the principal’s office. The principal later made him recite the Pledge with her. ACLU of Indiana filed a case in June 2017 that seeks damages. A judgement is currently pending.