US Supreme Court refuses to enter transgender 'toilet wars'

Washington (AFP) – The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld a policy in Oregon public schools that allowed transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity. The nation’s highest court, which has six conservative justices out of nine, did not explain why it declined to hear the arguments of the parents contesting the policy, particularly on the grounds of religious arguments or the right to privacy. The decision is the latest episode in the “toilet wars” saga that has raged for several years in the US. Democratic president Barack Obama’s administration issu…

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