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Transgender Students: Access to Sex-Segregated Facilities and Programs

In order to be able to receive an equal educational opportunity, transgender students need to be able to have access to all school programs and facilities based on their gender identity. This entry describes the state of the law with regard to transgender students’ access to sex-segregated facilities and programs in schools.

Federal law requires that students be treated fairly regardless of their transgender status. Title IX is the federal provision that prohibits discrimination in education on the basis of a student’s sex:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. 20 U.S.C. § 1681(a)

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