WASHINGTON, D.C.  –  A broad coalition of women’s groups led by Independent Women’s Law Center (IWLC) has filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to allow schools to provide single-sex bathrooms and locker rooms. In the brief, Independent Women’s Forum, Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), Concerned Women for America (CWA), and Women’s Declaration International-USA (WDI-USA) urge the Court to take up the case of Martinsville v. AC, in which a female student who identifies as a boy seeks to use the boys’ school bathroom rather than the school’s private, single-user facilities for students of either sex.    

Specifically, the brief asks the Court to preserve the ability of school districts to protect the privacy interests of all children. 

Jennifer C. Braceras, director of Independent Women’s Law Center, said: “For time immemorial, schools have offered separate bathrooms for boys and for girls. While today more options may be needed, the coalition asks the Court to clarify that schools that offer single-sex bathrooms do not violate federal law, so long as they provide equal facilities for both male and female students.”

IWLC’s brief can be found HERE



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