Judge Hears Arguments in Lawsuit Filed by Orono Family in Transgender Case

Updated 2 years ago

A Maine judge will decide whether a lawsuit filed by an Orono family over the school district’s treatment of their transgender child’s will go forward. The Bangor Daily News reports that Justice William Anderson heard oral arguments on motions for summary judgments Wednesday. The family and the Maine Human Rights Commission sued the district in November 2009. They are seeking damages, claiming the mother and identical twin boys were forced to move to Portland to find a more supportive school environment. The father remained in Orono. Last year, Anderson dismissed a portion of the most controversial claim that administrators at Asa Adams School were obligated under the Maine Human Rights Act to allow the fifth-grade transgender child to use the girls bathroom. A school district lawyer has denied all the allegations.


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