Transgender Student Rights in Schools

    View Author November 2021

    Ohio schools may, at times, have difficult situations arise regarding the treatment of transgender students. The good news is, the law is already quite clear on obligations toward these students:

    • Many boards of education across the state have policies that specifically prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.
    • Courts in Ohio have interpreted the state’s anti-discrimination laws to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity (as a subset of “sex”).
    • Federal law also includes gender identity as a subset of “sex,” and prohibits discrimination based on gender identity.