MADISON, Wis. – A transgender student has filed a federal lawsuit alleging a Wisconsin school district won't let him use the boy's restrooms and repeatedly uses his female birth name.
The Transgender Law Center and the civil rights law firm Relman, Dane and Colfax PLLC filed the lawsuit in Milwaukee Tuesday against the Kenosha school district.
The lawsuit alleges 16-year-old Ashton Whitaker was designated a girl on his birth certificate but identifies as a boy. The district has discriminated against him by denying him access to boys' restrooms and directing staff to monitor his restroom usage.
The lawsuit also alleges teachers call him by his female birth name and he has to wear a green wristband so staff can easily monitor his bathroom use.
A message left at the school district on Wednesday wasn't immediately returned.