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The Anoka-Hennepin School District is at it again. Even though they’ve been sued for not protecting LGBTQ students from bullying and harassment and until last year, they were under court supervision stemming from that lawsuit, the school district has been discriminating against a transgender high school student. Gender Justice is representing Jennifer Halpaus, the mother of the student, in bringing a charge against Anoka-Hennepin to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights for sex discrimination. The high school has denied her son access to the locker room that matches his gender identity.
On Friday, March 23, the Hon. Donovan W. Frank, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, will hear argument in an important case challenging health care discrimination against transgender patients. Brittany Tovar and her son Reid Olson are the plaintiffs in the case, Brittany Tovar and Reid Olson v. Essentia Health and HealthPartners.