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Children Should Not Have to Suffer the State’s Injustice

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NASHVILLE — Last year, two families in Wilson County, Tenn., signed on as plaintiffs in a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging Tennessee legislation that prohibits transgender students from using bathrooms that align with their gender identities.

But as WPLN News reported last week, both families have since left the state, believing their children would not be safe here long enough to see the lawsuit through.

Now that the plaintiffs have moved away, a district judge has dismissed the suit. In many ways, this development tells us more about the state of human rights in the red states than either the lawsuit or the law it challenges.

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