A charter school in Minnesota has agreed to pay the parents of a transgender student $120,000, institute a gender-neutral school uniform policy and train its staff on how to treat transgender students as a result of a lawsuit claiming that the school violated local discrimination law. The Pioneer Press reports that Hannah and David Edwards have settled with the Nova Classical Academy in St. Paul after the couple filed a civil lawsuit earlier this year on the basis that the school did not

do enough to protect their child — a biological boy who identifies as a girl — from bullying and harassment. The lawsuit claims that the school violated the city’s human rights ordinance, which prevents discrimination on the basis of a person’s gender identity. The parents earned the right to sue in June when the St. Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity ruled there was probable cause that the school violated the city’s ordinance. READ MORE