A school board in Wisconsin has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a lawsuit in the case of a transgender former student born female who was initially denied the request to use boys’ bathrooms. The Kenosha Unified School Board voted 5-2 Tuesday night in favor of the $800,000 settlement, Kenosha News reported. Lawyers said that $650,000 of that sum would go toward attorney’s fees. The student, Ash Whitaker, a biological female who identifies as a male, claimed the school had carried out discriminatory

practices in requiring that students use the bathrooms of the gender they were born with. Whitaker, who graduated Tremper High School in June 2017, also claimed that school staff would monitor trips to the bathroom. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled in May to uphold U.S. District Court Judge Pamela Pepper’s injunction allowing Whitaker to use male-only restrooms despite the school’s directives. READ MORE