RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys are adding a transgender high school student to a lawsuit challenging a new North Carolina law just days after a federal appeals court sided with a transgender student in a Virginia case.
The federal lawsuit updated Thursday challenges a North Carolina law limiting some protections for transgender people.
The plaintiffs now include 17-year-old Hunter Schafer, a junior at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts High School in Winston-Salem. She uses the restroom and lives in dorms with girls, but the North Carolina law would require that she use boys' facilities.
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond backed a transgender teen's arguments that a Virginia school board violated federal anti-discrimination rules by forbidding him from using the boys' restroom. The ruling affects North Carolina.