Transgender students from Florida, Virginia score victories in landmark lawsuits

In a landmark victory for LGBTQ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that employers can’t legally fire people because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The Supreme Court heard arguments in the discrimination case last year involving a man who was let go by Clayton County after he joined a gay softball league. Allison Stevens/Wisconsin Examiner
Citizens celebrate a landmark victory for LGBTQ rights in the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year, which held that employers can’t legally fire people because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Photo by Allison Stevens/Wisconsin Examiner

WASHINGTON — Transgender teen Andrew Adams used the boys bathroom, which aligned with his gender identity, when he enrolled as a freshman in 2015 at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Fla.