|Student Christina Kelty speaking against the policy said that she feels its unfair that a minority
should have the same rights as cisgender Christians.
It takes courage to stand up to transphobia but its extraordinary when that happens in the bible belt. Atherton Kentucky principal Dr. Thomas Aberli told the assembly that he was standing by his policy allowing students access to public accommodations.
Dr.Aberli addressed the alliance defending religious freedom.org letter appealing the policy saying that he’s taking personnel responsibility for his decision to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender expression
Source Courier Journal A group of parents and community members have appealed Atherton High School’s new policy that allows students to use the restroom and locker room of their sexual identity.
Atherton’s site-based decision-making council will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the appeal, which was submitted in writing by Clinton Elliott, a Louisville attorney with the Christian-based legal group Alliance Defending Freedom.
“We submit that the SBDM council decision on June 5, 2014…violates the bounds of their authority relating to the use of space under (state law) and is inconsistent with state and federal law, inconsistent with concerns for safety and inconsistent with concerns for liability,” the letter reads. “We therefore hereby appeal that decision, request a hearing and request that the SBDM council reconsider and reverse its decision.”