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Council meets over decision to let transgender student use girl's restroom at Atherton High School

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Atherton High School's Site Based Decision Making Council met again on Tuesday to discuss whether a transgender student should be allowed to use the girl's restroom.

Principal Thomas Aberli has already ruled that a student, who was born male but identifies as female, may use the girl's restroom.

But not everyone agrees with his decision, so members of the council are trying to determine if the ruling should be overturned, or allowed to stand.

Parents, students and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists were present at today's meeting. Several guest speakers shared their opinions on the decision.

"There should be some type of documentation or consultation before allowing that student access to a bathroom," said one person.

"My son basically says that everytime he has to go into a different bathroom at a school, a bathroom other than what's marked a boy's bathroom, it outs him," said the mother of a transgender student at another local school. "It makes everybody around him who doesn't know, that he's trans, become aware of the fact that he's trans."

The council is set to meet one more time on Thursday before taking a final vote.

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