Lila Perry says she wants to be treated like other female students and told school administrators that she wasn’t content in continuing to use a unisex faculty bathroom this year.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 17-year-old’s decision prompted some students to leave the campus Monday. The school’s gay-straight alliance and other supporters held their own protest to show their support for Perry.
Superintendent Aaron D. Cornman declined to comment to the newspaper on the issue, but gave a written statement that said the district respects the rights of all students.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com