Transgender students scored a small yet shining legal victory in Ohio this week as an 11-year-old transgender girl won the right in court to use the girls' restroom.
The Highland Local School near Akron, Ohio, appealed a lower court decision requiring that the girl's school let her use the bathroom matching her gender identity. In a 2-1 decision, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court decision.
In its decision, the court said that the girl "will suffer irreparable harm if prohibited from using the girls' restroom."
The judges also made significant arguments against the case and a similar case in Gloucester County, Virginia, which is going to the Supreme Court.