The Latest: US government won't comment on Ohio school case

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Posted: Jun 10, 2016 6:17 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio school district accused of sex-based discrimination against a transgender student (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Justice has declined to comment on the decision by an Ohio school district to sue Democratic President Barack Obama's administration over its directive that public schools let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identities.

The school district has been accused of sex-based discrimination against a transgender student. Highland Local School District in Morrow County faces an unresolved civil rights complaint about the treatment of an elementary student who's biologically male but identifies as female.

The district's lawsuit was filed Friday and says the school made other accommodations for the child. It says allowing the student to use the girls' restroom would jeopardize privacy rights of other students but not doing so could cost the district $1 million annually in federal funding.

Eleven states have sued to challenge the directive.

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2:10 p.m.

An Ohio school district accused of sex-based discrimination against a transgender student is suing President Barack Obama's administration over its directive that public schools let such students use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity.

Highland Local School District in Morrow County faces an unresolved civil rights complaint about the treatment of an elementary student who is biologically male but identifies as female.

The district's lawsuit was filed Friday and says the school made other accommodations for the child. It says allowing the student to use the girls' restroom would jeopardize privacy rights of other students but not doing so could cost the district $1 million annually in federal funding.

A message seeking comment was left Friday for the Justice Department.

Eleven states have sued to challenge the directive.