Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Public Policy and Law
Transgender student protections are at the center of the most recent debate about the scope of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Although LGBTQ+ rights and protections have greatly expanded under all areas of the law in the last thirty years, transgender student rights have most successfully advanced through the judicial system.
Through a close evaluation of executive, judicial, and legislative responses to this compelling policy issue, the development of transgender student rights is explored. This analysis, which provides a comprehensive overview of the current legal landscape of transgender student protections, ultimately determines that the courts are the best avenue for securing transgender student protections under the law. This research contributes fresh insight into the transgender student rights debate in order to further support and legitimize the argument for extending Title IX’s protections, especially through litigation on behalf of LGBTQ+ students.
Valentincic, Camille J., "The Evolution of Transgender Student Rights: A Legal and Policy Analysis". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2022.
Trinity College Digital Repository, https://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/theses/990