A state judge ruled on Monday, August 5th that the lawsuit against Anoka-Hennepin School District for discriminating against a transgender student (N.H.) can continue. Anoka County Judge Jenny Walker Jasper ruled against the school district's motion to dismiss and officially let the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MNHR) join the lawsuit alongside ACLU of Minnesota and Gender Justice.
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The Anoka-Hennepin School District is once against charged with violating the constitutional and civil rights of LGBTQ students. In a new lawsuit filed Monday morning in Minnesota's Tenth District Court, Gender Justice, the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and the law firm Stinson Leonard Street, working pro bono, asserted that Anoka-Hennepin School District violated the state Constitution's right to due process and equal protection and the Minnesota Human Rights Act by treating transgender student N.H. differently than other students and failing to provide him with an equal education.