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Atherton High to consider gender identity in discrimination ban

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Should a school ban discrimination based on gender identity? That's a difficult question Atherton High School leaders are trying to answer this week.

The question arose after the school allowed a male high school student, who identifies as a female, to use a girls' restroom and locker room.

At least one religious leader complained to the school board about it. But some say a refusal of the student's request could be construed as discrimination.

On Thursday afternoon, the school's Site-Based Decision Making council will consider adding "gender identity" to its non-discrimination policy.

The proposed policy change states: "Atherton High School shall not discriminate in the use of school space on the basis of age, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, race, sex, sexual orientation nor gender identity."

"Currently, transgender students at Atherton High School may use the restroom and locker room of their gender identity with prior approval and parameters set by the school administration," Atherton principal Thomas Aberli wrote in a letter sent home to parents.

Atherton is also taking an internet survey through Wednesday morning. To find the survey, click here.

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