Federal Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Transgender Maryland Boy

Federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday against an Eastern Shore school system on behalf of a 14-year-old transgender boy who wants to use the locker rooms consistent with his gender identity.

FreeState Justice has filed a federal lawsuit against Talbot County, saying that it is violating Title lX, the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

The boy, who was not identified in the lawsuit, will be a ninth grader at St. Michaels Middle-High School, and wants to try out for soccer in August, according to Jer Welter, FreeState Justice’s deputy director and managing attorney.