Zachary Walker


R.M.A. was discriminated against merely because he identified as a male. He was denied use of basic school facilities that are available to all other boys his age. Under some federal and state laws, R.M.A. would be fully protected from such discrimination. In Missouri, however, transgender individuals are not expressly recognized as a protected class. Thus, until Missouri establishes safeguards for people who are discriminated against because of their transgender identity, R.M.A. and other transgender children must couch their claims as discrimination on the basis of “sex.”



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