Arguments heard in District 211 transgender lawsuit appeal

  • Nova Maday

      Nova Maday Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, 2017

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 6/26/2018 4:20 PM

An Illinois appellate court in Chicago hear oral arguments Tuesday stemming from recent Palatine High School graduate Nova Maday's appeal of a lower court's ruling that denied the transgender student full access to a girls locker room at the school.

Cook County circuit court Judge Thomas Allen in January denied Maday's request for a preliminary injunction against Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211's restrictions on her use of the locker room while her lawsuit is pending.

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Maday was born male but identifies as female. Under District 211's rules, she was permitted to use the girls locker room as long as she always used a private changing stall within.

District 211 officials argue the Illinois Department of Human Rights found no evidence of discrimination.

The appellate court did not immediately rule on the appeal.

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