School district forks out $800K in 'transgender' case

Thursday, January 25, 2018
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

transgender high school bathroomA school district in Wisconsin has agreed to pay a former transgender student and her attorneys hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle the case against them.

The Kenosha United School District is paying 18-year-old Ashton Whitaker $150,000 – plus exorbitant attorney fees – for alleged harms done to her because of Tremper High School's policy of not letting her use the boys' restrooms.

Wisconsin Family Council President Julaine Appling contends that the school district’s decision gives the wrong impression.

"It just gives the idea that the student was right, and the courts were right … and the school district was wrong,” Appling maintained. “And I'm very sorry that the school district took this approach – paying those legal fees and giving the student this money."

The conservative legal expert explained that up to this point, the case was being appealed to the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS), arguing that the justices need to render a decision regarding transgender bathroom cases.

"I think the Supreme Court needs a case like this,” Appling asserted. “And this was a good case for them, and, unfortunately, the school district shut that opportunity down by – and I guess I'll use the words – giving in."

The school board has also agreed to pay $650,000 in attorney fees, as well.

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