Pennsylvania transgender bathroom case splits U.S. appeals court

(Yahoo News) Four judges on the federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Thursday urged that body to revisit a key part of its decision to let transgender students in a Pennsylvania school district use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

The judges, all appointed by Republican presidents, said a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals “went beyond what was necessary” in suggesting that the Boyertown Area School District policy might be required under Title IX, a U.S. law barring gender discrimination by schools that receive federal funds.

They said the entire appeals court should rehear the case, and set out an “appropriately limited rationale for our result.”  Read the full story on Yahoo News.