We represent Nova Maday in her lawsuit against her high school and School District 211 who have discriminated against Maday in use of the locker rooms because she is transgender. The lawsuit, filed in late November 2017 seeks use of the locker room without restrictions for Ms. Maday, who has been fighting for such locker room use since her sophomore year.  She is now a senior, and we hope to get a court order allowing Maday to use the locker room in time for the second semester of her senior year.  District 211 was the site of our earlier involvement on behalf of Student A, after that student also was denied use of the appropriate locker room because she was transgender. In both instances, the District has offered incomplete solutions, suggesting that students who are transgender can dress in separate areas or behind privacy curtains inside the locker room.

The case was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.    

Attorney(s)

John Knight and Ghirlandi Guidetti (ACLU of Illinois), Jeffrey H. Bergman (Mandell Menkes LLC), Neil Lloyd, Jamie Davis, and Carly Weiss (Schiff Hardin LLP)

Date filed

November 30, 2017

Court

Circuit Court of Cook County

Judge

Honorable Thomas R. Allen

Status

Active

Case number

17 CH 15791

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