ACLU asks to intervene in lawsuit against Williamston schools

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The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a judge to allow them to intervene on behalf of LGBT students in a lawsuit filed against the Williamston School District over its transgender policies.

In November of 2017 the district passed transgender policies that do not allow discrimination against students for their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Some parents against the policies filed a lawsuit against the school district. They claim that the anti-discrimination policies violate parents' rights by infringing on their religious and moral beliefs. They also claim the policies force their children to share programs and facilities with transgender students.

The ACLU argues the policies protect all students, regardless of their sexual identity. They have filed a motion to intervene, and argue that LGBT support groups should be allowed to join the lawsuit on behalf of the LGBT students who will be impacted.

Lawyers for Williamston Schools have also filed a motion asking that the case be dismissed.

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