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By Bruce M. Gans
Medicare budget cuts would send recuperating patients to nursing homes
Topic - Leigh I. Saufley
A Maine transgender student can use the bathroom of her choice and can’t be forced to use the unisex facility recommended by school officials, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday, in a case being closely watched by gay rights groups and school districts around the country.
In what is seen as an important legal test for transgender rights, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court heard a case Wednesday on whether an elementary school discriminated against a boy who identifies as a girl when it required her to use a unisex staff bathroom instead of the girls' bathroom.
Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley acknowledges applause from lawmakers after delivering her State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Legislature, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at the State House in Augusta, Maine.
Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley, who joined the majority, said in a separate concurring opinion that lawmakers should step in.